David Stamps (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara) is an Assistant Professor in the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. His research focuses on interpersonal engagement among racialized minorities, representations of marginalized groups in mass media, and the impact of mass media imagery on audience members. Specifically, his research is aimed at understanding the psychological and behavioral effects of identity-focused interpersonal interactions, as well as audiences’ exposure to and engagement with mass media, including digital, news, and entertainment media. Inherent in his conceptualization of this work is a recognition that issues of class, gender, race, ability, geographic location, and sexuality meaningfully impact these relationships.

David’s research appears in several published books including, Films as Rhetorical Texts: Cultivating Discussion about Race, Racism and Race Relations, and in peer-reviewed journals, including Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, the Howard Journal of Communications, Journal of Communication Inquiry, and American Communication Journal. Dr. Stamps is the inaugural recipient of The Claudine Michel Advocacy and Excellence Award and was recently awarded the Louisiana Board of Regents OER Common Faculty Cohort Program Award and the One-For-All Public Relations Classroom Project Grant. His research has been supported by the Congressional Black Caucas, E Pluribus Unum, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and The Social Science Research Council, to name a few. He has presented at multiple conferences, including the National Communication Association, Broadcast Education Association, and Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture conference. A former publicist and grant writer, he also holds a B.A. from Columbia College Chicago and M.A. from California State University, Northridge. You can find him on Twitter at @dlsdanz2 

David L. Stamps

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