Media Studies as Community Engagement

Join us for our first Winter COM colloquium, featuring Dr. Khadijah Costley White

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 || 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM (PST)

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About this Event

In this riveting presentation, Dr. White discusses approaching communication and cultural studies as political and civic engagement through community-based research.

Drawing on scholars such as Herbert Marcuse, Stuart Hall, and Silvio Waisbord’s recent Communication Manifesto, Costley White will examine how public engagement and scholarship can be approached in meaningful and impactful ways.

About the Speaker

Dr. Khadijah Costley White is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Previously she worked as a journalist on an Emmy-nominated team at NOW on PBS (formerly NOW with Bill Moyers) and was a New York City Teaching Fellow.

White researches media and politics, particularly in regards to identity. Her book, Raising the Volume: How the News Media Created the Tea Party (Oxford, 2018) examines the rise of the Tea Party in online, print, broadcast, and cable news.

In addition to her scholarly work, she has served the MacArthur Foundation as an external advisor in journalism and media. White’s writing and commentary on topics such as race, social movements, news, and politics has appeared in Vice, National Public Radio, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Root, Huffington Post, BBC, Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Quartz, Gizmodo, Buzzfeed, and more. She received her PhD from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

As an activist and community organizer, White has helped lead community actions against police violence, mobilized concerned citizens via social media, organized events and programs related to racial justice, convened panels, lectures and teach-ins, and led rallies and other community events.


Please note that only registered users will receive the Zoom link for this event. The link will be sent out via email from mqj13@uw.edu 24 hours in advance of the event. Although this is not an automated process, rest assured that you will receive the link prior to the start of the event.