Ph. D., University of California, Los Angeles
Race, Media, and Cultural Studies
My research interests include race, media, and cultural studies. As Director of UCLA's Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, I am currently managing several research projects on the experiences of African Americans, as well as a major project focusing on the issue of diversity in the Hollywood entertainment industry.
Screening the Los Angeles "Riots:" Race, Seeing, and Resistance. Cambridge University Press. 1997.
O.J. Simpson Facts and Fictions: News Rituals in the Construction of Reality. Cambridge University Press. 1999.
Representing "Los Angeles:" Media, Space, and Place. In Michael Dear, Editor, From Chicago to L.A.: Making Sense of Urban Theory. Sage. 2001.
Channeling Blackness: Studies on Television and Race in America, Oxford University Press, 2005 (editor)
Black Los Angeles: American Dreams and Racial Realities, NYU Press, 2010 (editor with Ana-Christina Ramon)