Robeson Taj Frazier

Assistant Professor, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
University of Southern California

Robeson Taj P. Frazier is an assistant professor in the School of Communication at USC Annenberg. His research and teaching examine race, cross cultural exchange and traffic, social movements, and popular culture. Frazier traces how articulations and representations of race and gender travel globally through performance, media, art, athletics, diplomacy, and activism. He is currently considering these questions by scrutinizing African American activist intellectuals' cross-cultural exchanges with the People's Republic of China from 1949-1976. Prior to coming to USC, Frazier taught courses at New York University, Princeton University, University of California, Berkeley, and the City University of New York. He has had work published in African Americans in Global Affairs (forthcoming 2010), as well as in academic journals and periodicals such as Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Black Arts Quarterly.

Research: 

Race and Representation in the Media; International Relations and Social Movements; Cultural Theory and Popular Culture; African American Social History and Political Thought

rfrazier@usc.edu