Rachel Grant

  • Research Area: Critical, cultural media studies of race, gender and class issues.
  • Entered Doctoral Program: 2015
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RACHEL GRANT‘s research area is critical, cultural media studies of race, gender and class issues. She has conducted qualitative research specifically focusing on historical and contemporary social movements, like Black Lives Matter and Black Power, as well as uncovering the histories of Black female journalists.

Refereed Publications

  • Mislan, C., Grant, R. and Broussard, J. (2016). “Larger than Life”: Celebrity Journalism, Gender and Black Politics in Fay M. Jackson’s Hollywood Adventures, 1933-1935. Celebrity Studies.
  • Rachel Grant, (2010). The Revival: Arkansas State Press, 1984-1988. Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication.

Presentations

  • Grant, R. ‘We can’t win:’ The Emotional Politics in the Black Lives Matter Movement. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. August 9-12, 2017. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Grant, R. “The White Side of the Fence:” The Black Press and Wesley Wells case, 1951-1954. International Association for Media and History Conference. July 10-13, 2017. Paris, France.
  • Jenkins J. and Grant R. More Than Words: Disability, Class, Race, and Gender Performances on TV’s Speechless. International Communication Association Conference. May 25-29, 2017. San Diego, California
  • Grant, R. “Is This Justice?”: Charlotta Bass and the Wesley Robert Wells case, 1950-1954. International Communication Association Conference. May 25-29, 2017. San Diego, California.
  • Grant, R. SayHerName: Black Women and the Media’s Criminalization of Disabilities. University of Missouri Social Justice Symposium. February 11, 2017. Columbia, Missouri
  • Mislan, C., Grant, R. and Broussard, J. “Larger than Life”: Celebrity Journalism, Gender and Black Politics in Fay M. Jackson’s Hollywood Adventures, 1933-1935. American Journalism Historians Association Annual Conference, October. 5-8, 2016, St. Petersburg, Florida. The Outstanding Paper on a Minorities Topic and Honorable mention, Top Faculty Paper.
  • Grant, R. “No Justice for Me:” An Analysis of the Sandra Bland case and the Say Her Name Movement. Engendering Change Conference, April 2016, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Rachel Grant, (2010). The Revival: Arkansas State Press, 1984-1988. Presented at the Arkansas Press Women Association, as part of the “Best of Brains” Colloquium.
  • Rachel Grant, (2010). “We Are Not Either:” A Historical Textual Analysis of the Black Press versus Mainstream. Presented at the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Mid-Winter Conference.
  • Rachel Grant, (2009). The Revival: Arkansas State Press, 1984-1988. Presented at the Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication Conference.
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