Tina M. Harris, who holds the Douglas L. Manship Sr.-Dori Maynard Race, Media, and Cultural Literacy Endowed Chair at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University, was selected to receive the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Critical and Cultural Studies Division of the National Communications Association.
The award is given to scholars who view communication and culture as mutually constructive and are dedicated to fostering critical and interdisciplinary approaches to a broad range of topics for fostering social justice and promoting social change in the academy and beyond.
Professor Harris joined the Manship School’s faculty this past summer. She is an internationally renowned interracial communication scholar who studies and teaches on race, media representations and racial social justice. Earlier, Dr. Harris was a professor in the department of communication studies at the University of Georgia. She joined the faculty there in 1998.
Professor Harris is the co-author of the textbook Interracial Communication: Theory Into Practice (Sage Publications, 2014, Third Edition). Her research interests include communication and pedagogy, diversity and media representations, and race and ethnic disparities and religious frameworks in health communication.
Dr. Harris holds a master’s degree from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.