Sample Reading List for Media, Race and Ethnicity Course

Race and Media

Hall, S. (2011). Race, culture, and communications: Looking backward and forward at cultural studies. In M. E. Green (Ed.), Rethinking Gramsci (pp. 24-31). New York, NY: Routledge.

LeDuff, K. M. (2017). Critical race theory: Everything old is new again. In C. Campbell (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Media and Race (pp. 77-86).  New York, NY: Routledge.

Social Construction of Race

Gandy, O.  (1998). The social construction of race. In Communication and Race: A Structural Perspective (pp. 35-92). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Hill Collins, P. & Bilge, S. (2016). What is intersectionality? In Intersectionality: Key Concepts (pp.1-30). Cambridge, UK: Polity Press.


Hall. S. (1997). The work of representation. Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices, 2, 13-74.

Feagin, J. R., & Ortega, F. J. (2017). Framing: The undying White racial frame. In C. Campbell (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Media and Race (pp. 31-42). New York, NY: Routledge.

Scheufele, D. A., & Tewksbury, D. (2006). Framing, agenda setting, and priming: The evolution of three media effects models. Journal of Communication, 57(1), 9-20.


Said, E. W. (2014). Introduction. In Orientalism, 25th Anniversary Edition (pp. 1-31). New York, NY: Random House, Inc.

Eid, M., & Khan, S. (2011). A new-look for Muslim women in the Canadian media: CBC's ‘Little Mosque on the Prairie’. Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 4(2), 184-202.

Hirji, F. (2011). Through the looking glass: Muslim women on television - An Analysis of ‘24’, ‘Lost’, and ‘Little Mosque on the Prairie’. Global Media Journal: Canadian Edition, 4(2), 33-47.


McIntosh, P. (1988). White privilege: Unpacking the invisible knapsack. Peace and Freedom, 49(4), 10-12.

Eddo-Lodge, R. (2017). What is White privilege? In Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race (pp. 85-117). London, UK: Bloomsbury Press.

DiAngelo, R. (2018, Sept 26). White people are still raised to be racially illiterate. NBC News.

News Media

Noble, S. U. (2014). Teaching Trayvon: Race, media, and the politics of spectacle. The Black Scholar, 44(1), 12-29.

McKenna, C. (2013). Media coverage of Idle No More raises questions about understanding First Nations. Reporting in Indigenous Communities.

Gilchrist, K. (2010). “Newsworthy” victims? Exploring differences in Canadian local press coverage of missing/murdered Aboriginal and White women. Feminist Media Studies 10(4), 373-390.


Sim, G. (2017). Film: Race and the cinematic ‘machine’. In C. Campbell (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Media and Race (pp. 87-96). New York, NY: Routledge.

Molina-Guzmán, I. (2016). #OscarsSoWhite: How Stuart Hall explains why nothing changes in Hollywood and everything is changing. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 33(5), 438-454.

Croteau, D., Hoynes, D. & Milan. S. (2015). The economics of the media industry. In G. Dines & and J. Jumez (Eds.), Gender, Race and Class in Media: A Critical Reader (pp. 28-39). California: Sage Publications.

Musical self/representations

White, T. R. (2013). Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott and Nicki Minaj: Fashionistin’ black female sexuality in hip-hop culture - girl power or overpowered? Journal of Black Studies, 44(6), 607-626.

Cookney, D. & Fairclough, K. (2018). Childish Gambino: This is America uses music and dance to expose society’s dark underbelly. The Conversation.

Railton, D. & Watson, P. (2015). Music video in black and white: Race and femininity. In, D. Railton and P. Watson (Eds.) Music Video and the Politics of Representation (pp. 81-107). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Race and Tech pt. 1

boyd, d. (2013). White flight in networked publics: How race and class shaped American teen engagement with MySpace and Facebook. In L. Nakamura & P. A. Chow-White (Eds.), Race After the Internet (pp. 203-222). New York, NY: Routledge.

Cho, A. (2017). Default publicness: Queer youth of color, social media, and being outed by the machine. New Media and Society 20(9), 3183-3200.

Sweeney, M. E., & Whaley, K. (2019). Technically white: Emoji skin-tone modifiers as American technoculture. First Monday, 24(7).

Race and Tech pt. 2

Duarte, M. E. (2017). Introduction. In Network Sovereignty: Building the Internet Across Indian Country (pp. 1-9). Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Duarte, M. E. (2017). Network thinking. In Network Sovereignty: Building the Internet Across Indian Country (pp. 9-26). Seattle: University of Washington Press.

McNeill, L. (Producer). (2018, August 15). Scientific racism and the myth of raw data. [Audio podcast].

Online Resistance

Lopez, L. K. (2018) ISAtv: YouTube and the branding of Asian America. In D. Johnson (Ed.), From Networks to Netflix: A Guide to Changing Channels (pp. 255-263). New York, NY: Routledge.

Day, F. and Aymar J. C. (2017).  Locating Black queer TV: Fans, producers, and networked publics on YouTube. In J. L. Russo and E. Ng (Eds.), Queer Female Fandom: Transformative Works and Cultures, (24).


Nixon, L. (2016). Visual cultures of Indigenous futurisms. Guts Magazine.

Medak-Saltzman, D. (2017). Coming to you from the Indigenous Future: Native Women, speculative film shorts, and the art of the possible. Studies in American Indian Literatures , 29(1), 139-171.