Rachel Grant

Rachel Grant, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, is the author of “’The White Side of the Fence:’ Charlotta Bass and the Wesley Robert Wells Case, 1947-1954” published in Media History on July 2. In the study, Grant examined the leadership role of Charlotta Bass,…

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Posted: July 6, 2021

By using social media as a cultural, political mobilizing tool, Black politicians of both genders, such as voting-rights advocate Stacey Abrams, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, have achieved elevated engagement and influence among voters. Online movements and social justice campaigns such as #BlackLivesMatters, #OscarsSoWhite, and #SayHerName…

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Posted: March 30, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Assistant Professor Rachel Grant, Advertising Lecturer of Cultural Engagement Raegan Burden and Master’s student Spenser Cheek are the co-authors of “I Am Speaking: 2020 VP Nominee Kamala Harris’ Impact of Black Feminism as Social Influencers on Twitter” selected as the Top…

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Posted: March 18, 2021

Rachel Grant, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, will be an instructor for the virtual “Black Women Journalists” course offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) on Feb. 16. Grant will discuss the contributions of Black female…

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Posted: February 11, 2021

Undocumented immigrants that are part of the LGBTQ community, also known as  Undocuqueer, historically has been underrepresented in positive text and visualizations: narratives that aid social and political opinion, help to reduce negative stereotypes and provide awareness and movement toward equal rights, respect and love. Visualizations are worth examining because…

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Posted: February 8, 2021

Rachel Grant, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, has been selected to participate in the virtual 2021 Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute (IQRMI) from June 6-11. This intensive, week-long institute, originating from the University of Maryland College Park, will provide instruction in methodological skills, writing,…

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Posted: February 2, 2021

Rachel Grant, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, is the co-author of “’No Longer Interested in Convincing You of My Humanity:’ Undocuqueer Countervisualties Reclaim the Right to Exist” published in Visual Communication Quarterly on Dec. 22. Grant and Ayleen Cabas-Mijares examined how activists rely on…

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Posted: January 8, 2021

Rachel Grant, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, is the co-author of “’Improving the Race:’ The Discourse of Science and Eugenics in Local News Coverage, 1905-1922” published in American Journalism, Volume 37, 2020 – Issue 4. Grant and Cristina Mislán explored a historical analysis of…

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Posted: December 7, 2020

Rachel Grant, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, will be the moderator for a UF Virtual Ethics Café presentation on Reparations on Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. Grant will lead a discussion on the ethical issues raised by the question of reparations for Black descendants…

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Posted: November 10, 2020

Rachel Grant, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, will be a participant in a webinar with ecowomanist Francis Roberts-Gregory  on Oct. 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Grant will provide the response to Francis Roberts-Gregory’s lecture “Resist, Recover and Reimagine: Black and Indigenous Women for…

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Posted: October 22, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Assistant Professor Rachel Grant and Journalism Associate Professor Bernell Tripp will be panelists at the 2020 online American Journalism Historian Association’s (AJHA) National Convention from Oct. 2-3. Grant, Felecia Jones Ross and Earnest Perry will be the panelists for “Black Women,…

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Posted: September 22, 2020

Rachel Grant, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, will be a featured speaker at the University of Tennessee’s College of Communication and Information’s (CCI) 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Week. Grant’s presentation, “Contextualizing the History of the Black Lives Matter Movement,” will kick off the virtual…

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Posted: September 22, 2020