Graduate Student Directory

A. Kix Patterson

Media Production, Management, and Technology


Andrew Kix Patterson is a Ph.D. student in the Departments of Media Production, Management, and Technology and Advertising in the College of Journalism and Communications. Kix has instructed several undergraduate Journalism, Advertising, Public Relations, and Creative Mass Media courses as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Memphis.

Before joining the CJC, Kix was the VP of Operations and Programming for the Eagle Radio Network, a radio and digital company serving three states, four radio markets, and nearly 1 million monthly listeners/users on FM, HD, and digital media. Patterson was also a Multimedia Producer for the award-winning, digital newspaper the Daily Memphian, handling radio news and Covid-19 coverage on non-commercial stations WYXR, WKNO, and WKNP-FM, and a Multimedia Consultant serving private businesses with web solutions, social media strategy, and traditional and new media buying.

Kix's research focuses mainly on LGBTQ+ representation at its intersections with race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and cultural background. He is also particularly interested in preserving Queer history through oral history archives and looking at the untold or non-mainstream stories of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


M.A., University of Memphis, Creative Mass Media/Journalism
B.A., University of Memphis, Integrated Strategic Media



Patterson, K. (2020). No Fats, No Fems, No Asians: A comparison of minority casting representation in MTV reality dating shows. Paper/Poster at LGBTQ+ Interest Group of AEJMC.



LGBTQ+, Critical/Cultural, Representation, HIV/AIDS