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  • Dr. Amber Roessner Quest Scholar of the Week

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    Amber RoessnerAmber Roessner is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Electronic Media. Her research interests include the history of sports media and its intersection with American culture and collective memory; race, class, gender and the mass media; and critical and cultural studies. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

    Since joining the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media in 2010, Roessner has published three refereed articles and one book chapter, presented four refereed papers and participated on four panels at national/international conferences.

  • Quest Scholar of the Week, Erin Whiteside

    Erin Whiteside is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Electronic Media where she teaches classes in sports journalism and media diversity. Her research and teaching interests take a feminist approach to examining sports media texts, practices and ethics.

    Much of her recent work has focused on theorizing diversity in sports media organizations and she has six forthcoming articles examining the gendered sports media workplace and the challenges women face in gaining traction in this industry. She presented three papers at the recent meeting of the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication, one of which won top faculty paper honors.

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