Melvin Williams

Associate Professor

Howard University , Other , 2015
Howard University , PhD , 2015
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine , Other , 2013
Tennessee State University , MS , 2012
Tennessee State University , BS , 2010

Expertise: Related: Teaching Interests:

Communication and Popular Culture; Ethics, Morality, and the Media; Hip-Hop and Gender; Intercultural Communication; Media Criticism; Media and Gender; Political Communication; Race and Representation; Sport Communication

Dr. Melvin L. Williams is an associate professor of communication and media studies at Pace University, where he teaches undergraduate courses in critical media studies, popular culture, and race and ethnicity in the media. An award-winning communication scholar, he examines the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality in popular culture. Specifically, his research considers the political ramifications of popular culture to investigate how minority communities use their mediums to address disparaging media representations. Dr. Williams has published research in peer-reviewed, books and journals, including Celebrity Studies; Feminist Theory and Pop Culture; Howard Journal of Communications; Race, Gender, and Class: The Journal; Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men, The Journal of Hip-Hop Studies; The Journal of Sports Media; and Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture. A cultural commentator and public writer, Dr. Williams contributes critical analyses of Hip-Hop, LGBTQ politics, and popular culture for media outlets such as Associated Press, Huffington Post, NBCLX, NBC Universal, Newsweek, NPR, USA Today, Washington Blade, and The Washington Post.

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