Shearon Roberts, Ph.D.


Title: Assistant Professor


Doctorate: Tulane University (Latin American Studies)


Research focus:

Media representations of race and culture. Comparative media systems, Latin American and Caribbean media systems, Haitian media, Foreign Corresponding, Crisis and Disaster news, Latin American and Caribbean history and culture.


Recently published:

Roberts, S. (March 2020). (Ed.) Recasting the Disney Princess in an Era of New Media and Social Movements. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. https://www.amazon.com/Recasting-Disney-Princess-Social-Movements/dp/1793604010

Roberts, S. (2020). “Haiti”. In D. Merskin (Ed.), The SAGE international encyclopedia of mass media and society (Vol. 1, pp. 735-737). Thousand Oaks,, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi: 10.4135/9781483375519.n289

Roberts, S. (2020). “Gook and the Conversation Within”. In Janice D. Hamlet (Ed.). Films as Rhetorical Texts: Cultivating Discussion about Race, Racism, and Race Relations, 151-166. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Roberts, S. (2019). “Mixing the old with the new through digital media: How young Cuban journalists navigate a changing Cuba”. ISOJ Journal, 9 (1): 29-48.

Roberts, S. (2019). “African Americans in the Headlines”. In Tony R. Demars and Gabriel B. Tait (Eds.), Narratives of Storytelling across Cultures: The Complexities of Intercultural Communication, 125-150, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Roberts, S. (2019). My Nola, My Story. Review by Jim McGrawth. Reviews in Digital Humanities, 1(1), doi: 10.21428/3e88f64f.2f928847. https://reviewsindh.pubpub.org/pub/my-nola-my-story

Roberts, S. (2019). “#NotMyAriel: Safe Race-Swapping and the Casting of Black Woman as Fish”, Flow Journal, 26 http://www.flowjournal.org/2019/09/not-my-ariel/


Classes taught most often:

Editing, Media Law and Ethics, Introduction to African American and Diaspora Social Services, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Senior Capstone.

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