Imaani Jamillah El-Burki is a media scholar whose work investigates intersectionality. Her research examines the ways in which media representations of various social groups become visual, textual and linguistic expressions of both dominant and peripheral definitions of difference. She further investigates the relationship between media representation, media framing and individual and collective identity; social policy; and existing social hierarchies.
Prior to her current position she was the Pre/Post-Doc Fellow for Africana Studies. Courses taught include Media & Race; New Media, Race and Gender; Race Representations in Media. In addition to Media & Race and New Media, Race & Gender, she is teaching a new course, Global Media & Culture in Spring 2015. She has a Ph.D. from Drexel University in Communication, Culture and Media