Diamond Stacker studies media sociology at the Missouri School of Journalism. Her research interests draw upon a critical/cultural approach to examine mediated phenomena such as sports and entertainment, digital media, race, gender and audience research. She has studied how Black audiences interpret and interact with media constructions of Blackness in popular culture (i.e. sports advertising). She is a critical/cultural media studies scholar with an emphasis in qualitative research that explores the relationship between corporate media production, their media messages, and audiences. She is particularly interested in highlighting how power manifests within this relationship. Before starting the Ph.D. program, she was an intern for the Chicago Sky (WNBA) and then a Basketball Communications Specialist. Stacker earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Missouri School of Journalism.
- Mislán, C. and Stacker, D. (2018, Nov.). ‘Exoticizing Ratchetness:’ On Being Black and Latinx in the Black American Cultural Industry. National Communication Association (NCA) 104th Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Stacker, D., Luisi, M., and Mislán, C. (2019, Mar.). Profiting from Blackness: Black audience encoding and decoding of Nike advertisements. The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Mid-Winter Conference (Minorities and Communication Division), University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
- Stacker, D. (2019, Aug.). Buying Blackness: Black audience decoding of Nike advertisements. The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Annual Conference (Minorities and Communication Division), Toronto, Canada.
- Stacker, D., Lenoir, L., and Mislán C. (2020, May). ‘Obey Your Thirst’: The Circulation of Race in Popular Visual Culture. International Communication Association 2020 Pre-Conference. Gold Coast, Australia.
Publications Under Review
- Mislán, C. and Stacker, D. (Under Review) “Exoticizing ratchetness” in popular culture: Afro-Latinx celebrities as “new commodities”. Communication, Culture and Critique.
- Stacker, D. (Under Review) Buying Blackness: Black audience decoding of Nike advertisements. Howard Journal of Communications.
Awards and Honors
- 2019 Carolyn Stroman Award, AEJMC Minorities and Communication Division
Updated: October 12, 2020