Libby Lewis

Adjunct Professor, Pan-African Studies
UCLA

Libby Lewis is a Lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles with research and teaching interests that include: Media Studies, Communications, African American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and American Studies.. Her current book, The Myth of Post-racialism in Television News focuses on how journalists negotiate their race, gender, and sexuality in a corporate newsroom culture. The book foregrounds the experiences of Black journalists. Dr. Lewis travels the world, speaking and consulting with diverse audiences on a wide range of subjects including Media, Marketing, Branding, Innovative Communications, and Cultural Representation. She has spoken on radio, television, and online media in the United Kingdom about the 2012 U.S. Elections and the politics of representation in shaping our worldview. Dr. Lewis’ interest in multimedia communications is also informed by her experience as a television news anchor/reporter for CBS and NBC. She earned her Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies with an Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Publications:

Dr. Lewis’ book The Myth of Post-Racialism in Television News was published by

Routledge Taylor & Francis Group as part of their series in Transformations in Race and

Media (2015). http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138812413/

 

llewis@afro-am.ucla.edu