Dr. Freeman (PhD, Univ of Oregon, Communication & Society, 2008) is a critical/cultural studies researcher who studies media ethics, communication strategies for social justice movements, and the media's coverage of nonhuman animal and environmental issues, in particular, animal agribusiness and veganism. She has published articles and chapters in over 15 scholarly journals and books. She published her first book in 2014 "Framing Farming: Communication Strategies for Animal Rights" www.framingfarming.com. She is a tenured Associate Professor of Communication at Georgia State University in Atlanta.
Dr. Freeman co-authors the website www.animalsandmedia.org that provides styleguide recommendations for all types of media practitioners on responsible representation of animals and their issues.
In addition to a previous career in public relations and H.R./professional development training, she’s been active in the animal rights and vegetarian movement for two decades and has served as a volunteer director for local grassroots groups in three states. She currently serves as a co-host on a weekly Atlanta-based indie radio program on animal protection (Second Opinion Radio, Wednesdays at 6pm) and a bi-weekly host of an environmental program (In Tune to Nature, Tuesdays at 6:30pm), both on WRFG 89.3FM-Atlanta or online at wrfg.org. www.facebook.com/intunetonature