Rachel Grant, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Department of Journalism
Grant previously served as an assistant professor in Xavier University of Louisiana’s Mass Communication Department teaching classes in strategic communication, social media management and media law.
Her academic research looks at media studies of race, gender and class and she has conducted extensive research with social movements, social justice, and Black feminism.
She has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Celebrity Studies, Visual Communication Quarterly, American Journalism and Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication Journal.
Grant has worked professionally as a news reporter for local daily newspapers and statewide magazines and has worked in corporate advertising as a digital copywriter.
B.A. Journalism, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
M.A. University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Ph.D. University of Missouri
- “I Am Speaking.” 2020 VP Nominee Kamala Harris’ Impact of Black Feminism as Social Influencers on Twitter (March 30, 2021)
- Rachel Grant, Raegan Burden and Spenser Cheek Co-Author 2021 ICA Conference Top Paper (March 18, 2021)
- Rachel Grant to Present a Virtual Lecture on Black Women Journalists (February 11, 2021)
- “No Longer Interested in Convincing You of My Humanity”: Undocuqueer Countervisualities Reclaim the Right to Exist (February 8, 2021)
- Rachel Grant Selected to Participate in Prestigious Research Methods Institute (February 2, 2021)
- All News About Rachel Grant
Refereed Journal Articles
Cabas, A., & Grant, R. (2020). “Toward a Transnational Queer Politics of Visibility”. Visual Communication Quarterly.
Grant, R., & Mislan, C. (2020). "‘Improving the Race’: The Discourse of Science and Eugenics in Local News Coverage, 1905-1922". American Journalism.
Mislan, C., Grant, R., & Broussard, J. (2017). "Larger than Life”: Celebrity Journalism, Gender and Black Politics in Fay M. Jackson’s Hollywood Adventures, 1933-1935. Celebrity Studies.
Grant, R. (2010). The Revival: The "New" Arkansas State Press, 1984-1988. Southwestern Mass Communication Journal.
Grant, R. (2021). Don’t Scare Me Like That, Colonizer!” : Black Panther’s Shuri Through a Post-Colonial Feminist Lens. In Gendered Defenders. .
Grant, R. (2021). “Then We Show Ourselves:” Resisting Immigration in Party of Five Reboot. .
Grant, R. L., & Burden, R. L. (2021). I Am Speaking: VP Kamala Harris Impact of Black Feminism as Influencers on Twitter. Oral Presentation at ICA 71st Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
Grant, R. (2020). Narrative Justice Project. Lecture at Journalism & Women Symposium.
Grant, R. (2020). Resist, Recover and Reimagine: Black and Indigenous Women for Climate Change.”. Oral Presentation at Sustainable Online Network for Global Cultural Studies Fall Symposium, .
Grant, R. (2020). “Black Women, Black Media and the Legacy of Women’s Suffrage.”. Oral Presentation at American Journalism Historians Association Annual Conference.
Grant, R. (2020). “Contextualizing the History of Black Lives Matter”. Keynote/Plenary Address at Diversity & Inclusion Week 2020 Communication Why Black Lives Matter.
Grant, R. (2020). “Connecting Today’s Students with Jim Crow-era Media History,”. Oral Presentation at Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Grant, R. (2020). The Primary Contradiction We Live With. It is Not the Only Contradiction:” Feminist Media in Iowa City’s Ain’t I a Woman?, 1970-1974. Paper/Poster at International Communication Association, Sydney, Australia.
Cabas, A., & Grant, R. (2020). “Toward a Transnational Queer Politics of Visibility”. Paper/Poster at International Communication Association, Australia.
Grant, R. (2020). Stepping Out of the Shadow: the UndocQueer Movement. Lecture at FRANK, Gainesville, FL.
Grant, R. (2019). The Politics of Justice Reform (Part 2): What To Prioritize. Oral Presentation at "Florida's Path to Criminal Justice Reform".
Grant, R. (2019). The Primary Contradiction We Live With. It is Not the Only Contradiction:” Feminist Media in Iowa City’s Ain’t I a Woman?, 1970-1974. Paper/Poster at American Journalism Historian Association, Dallas, TX.
Media History, Critical/Cultural Media Studies, Intersectional Studies