|Industry||Communications or Media|
|Location||Tampa, FL, United States|
|Introduction||A slow runner and a fast reader. A Janeite and Jamaican. Recovering political junkie. I am a writer and 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. I am currently working on finalizing my first book, The Politics of Interracial Romance in American Film. 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 Bachelors in English and American Literature from Harvard and a Ph.D. in Mass Communication Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hussman School of Journalism and Media, where I concentrated in Political Communication, Public Opinion, and Public Policy.|
|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: An Unconditional Freedom by Alyssa Cole. 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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