I am a scholar of American pop culture and image within the postwar era, critically analyzing race relations through the lens of music, media and sports and readily identifying problematic patterns literally hidden within plain sight. I am the inaugural holder of the Dr. Ronald E. Moore Endowed Professor of the Humanities and also currently serve as Chair of TCU's Race & Reconciliation Initiative designed to study TCU's relationship with slavery, racism and the Confederacy (https://www.tcu.edu/rri).
Please ask me about whether there is "race in your movie" (shorturl.at/dAPS0) as I just published a follow up to my media series analyzing what Academy Award nominations and wins tell us about African Americans (https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538123720/Black-Oscars-From-Mammy-to-Minny-What-the-Academy-Awards-Tell-Us-about-African-Americans). I also consult with private companies, governmental agencies and university communities in the US and internationally over themes of representation and reconciliation.
MEDIA/BOOKS: I have appeared on NPR, NBC, CBS and Fox News networks and have been quoted in The New York Times, USA Today and the Washington Post along with many other local and regional publications. I published several books thus far and am co-editing a forthcoming offering that wrestles with how public sector workers are viewed within society. My next monograph features the topic of black statues -- a work that aims to contribute to national conversations about public memory, urban, art and socio-political history as well as ongoing dialogues about the value and visibility of black iconography. I started this project in earnest this past summer of 2021 when I served as the Leonard A. Lauder Visiting Senior Fellow for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC (https://www.nga.gov/research/casva/members.html).
Dr. Ronald E. Moore Endowed Professor of the Humanities