David Stamps (MA, California State University, Northridge) is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara and an Adjunct Professor in Communication at Santa Barbara City College. His research focuses on representations of marginalized groups in mass media and the impact of mass media imagery on audience members. David’s research has appeared in Howard Journal of Communications and The Kentucky Journal of Communication. David has presented at several conferences including the National Communication Association, Broadcast Education Association, and Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture conference. His most recent peer reviewed journal publication, The social construction of the African American family on broadcast television: A comparative content analysis of The Cosby Show and Blackish, is now available in Howard Journal of Communication. His forthcoming book chapter titled "My Brother from Another Mother: Black Brotherhood in Martin, The Wayans Bros., and Malcolm & Eddie" within the text "Representations of African American Professionals on TV Series Since the 1990s" will be released through McFarland Press. A former public relations/media practitioner and grant writer, he also holds a B.A. from Columbia College Chicago. You can find him on Twitter at @dlsdanz2.

David L. Stamps