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Roessner chairs Ida B. Wells panel at UTC

Assistant Professor Amber RoessnerThe School of Journalism & Electronic Media hosted a special panel on a journalist and civil rights activist at the twenty-first annual Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression.

The panel “Ida B. and Beyond: The Life, Work, and Legacy of Ida B. Wells-Barnett” was held Nov. 9 at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The session featured moderator and JEM Assistant Professor Amber Roessner, who studies the media’s construction of race and gender.

Roessner recently authored a chapter, “The ‘ladies’ & the ‘tramps’: The negotiation of a ‘woman’s place’ in the national pastime in sporting life” in Journalism History.

The symposium was sponsored by David B. Sachsman, the director of the conference and holder of the UTC West Chair of Excellence, the UTC Departments of Communication and History, the Walter and Leona Schmitt Family Foundation Research Fund, and the Hazel Dicken-Garcia Fund for the Symposium.