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About me

Industry Communications or Media
Location Tampa, FL, United States
Introduction A slow runner and a fast reader. A Janeite. Jamaican. Recovering political junkie. I am a communication scholar studying media, politics and identity, an avid reader, and an ardent film, art and music enthusiast. My research explores the relationship between media, politics, public opinion and public policy. I'm particularly interested how communication influences attitudes towards race, gender and sexual orientation. My article co-authored with Robert Entman, “The Media’s Role in America’s Exceptional Politics of Inequality: Framing the Bush Tax Cuts of 2001 and 2003,” was published in The International Journal of Press/Politics. My first book, Mixed Signals: The Politics of Interracial Romance in American Film, is under contract with Routledge for their Media and Power series. I also contributed to Parasocial Politics: Audience Readings of Cultural Politics in Pop Culture (Rowman and Littlefield) and The Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics (Sage/CQ Press Feb 2014). I have a Ph.D. in Political Communication, Public Opinion from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism.
Interests Books, Media, Politics, Art, Running
Favorite Movies Y Tu Mama Tambien. Pulp Fiction. Pride and Prejudice (2005).
Favorite Books My faves are ever growing and changing with the season and mood. A few of my recent and constant faves include: Think of England by K.J. Charles. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase. Normal People and Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney. Persuasion by Jane Austen. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. Witch Elm by Tana French.

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