Mia Moody-Ramirez

Professor
Baylor University

Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., is a professor of journalism, public relations and new media at Baylor University. She has conducted research in the areas of portrayal of women of color in the media, reality television, racial stereotyping of women in rap music, the pros and cons of using social media in political campaigning, and the continuing stereotyping of a small East Texas town more than a decade after a hate crime there in which a black man was dragged to his death behind a pickup truck.

Moody-Ramirez was the recipient of the 2018 Barrow Award, and the Outstanding Woman in Journalism award, given for excellence and high standards by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, a nonprofit, educational association of journalism and mass communication educators, students and media professionals.

Dr. Moody-Ramirez has published three books—“Black and Mainstream Press' Framing of Racial Profiling: A Historical Perspective,” “The Obamas and Mass Media: Race, Gender, Religion, and Politics,” coauthored with Jannette Dates, and “From Blackface to Black Twitter: Reflections on Black Humor, Race, Politics, & Gender,” coauthored with Jannette Dates.

A fourth book, coauthored with Hazel Cole, “Race, Gender, and Image Repair Theory: How Digital Media Change the Landscape,” is scheduled for release Nov. 15, 2018.

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