Aisha Durham is an Associate Professor of Communication and former Fulbright-Hays Faculty Fellow (Brazil) with faculty affiliations in the Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies, and Humanities and Cultural Studies at the University of South Florida. Her research about Black popular culture explores the relationship between media representations and everyday life. She examines how controlling images or power-laden stereotypes are produced by media makers and interpreted by media audiences to make sense of blackness in the “post” era.




Durham is the editor and author of three books. In 2020, she guest edited two special issues about identity and culture for Departures in Critical Qualitative Research and the Journal of Applied Communication Research. Durham writes public scholarship for Aster(ix): A Journal of Literature, Art and Criticism, and provides cultural analyses for news and entertainment outlets, such as Tampa Bay Times, Complex, and Haaretz.  

PhD ▪ Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois

MA  ▪  Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Georgia

BS  ▪  Journalism & Mass Communication, Virginia Commonwealth University

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