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Cheryl Jenkins

Dr. Cheryl Jenkins

Associate Professor


Dr. Cheryl D. Jenkins is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication and Associate Director of the Center for Black Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi. She holds a doctorate in mass communication from Howard University and a master’s in mass communication and a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is co-author and co-editor of the text Race and Media: Critical Perspectives, which focuses on journalistic representations of race and on the coverage of diverse communities (or lack thereof) in mainstream media. She has also presented research on popular culture issues, minority representation in the media and cultural diversity at national and regional conferences that focus on mass and human communication.

  • PHD - Howard University (2002)
  • MS - University of Southern Mississippi (1997)
  • BS - University of Southern Mississippi (1995)

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Areas of Expertise

Journalism, Minority Representation in Media, Media and Culture