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Danielle Kilgo

Researcher. Professor. Advocate.

DANIELLE K BROWN 

Previously Publishing as Danielle K. Kilgo

CalResearcher of marginalized communities, media portrayals, and behavioral effects.
Professor of journalism, teaching visual communication and social media research and skills courses.
Former photographer, graphic designer, and writer.
Advocate for human rights.

ABOUT ME

Danielle K. Brown is the John & Elizabeth Bates Cowles Professor of Journalism, Diversity and Equality in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is an award-winning, political communication researcher with interests in the intersections of news media representation, underserved and historically excluded communities, and social justice efforts. Danielle has published dozens of articles in top-tier journals in mass communication, sociology, and political science, and her work also appears in popular media outlets like Salon, Yahoo News, and The Conversation. In 2020, she received the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Outstanding Junior Scholar Award. She also received prestigious recognition from Mass Communication and Society Division of AEJMC for her dissertation and was named an emerging scholar for AEJMC in 2018. Dani is an associate editor for the International Journal of Press/Politics, and serves on the editorial board for Digital Journalism and Journalism Practice. She currently teaches about race and gender diversity & mass communication. She previously served on the faculty at Indiana University & the University of Mary Hardin Baylor. Prior to joining the academy, she was a photojournalist, writer, and later a non-profit public relations professional. 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

PH.D., UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

August 2013 - August 2017

Dissertation: Black, White, and Blue: Media and Audience Frames from Visual News Coverage of Police Use of Force and Unrest
Committee: Renita Coleman (chair), Thomas J. Johnson,
Robert Jensen, Mary Bock, and Keisha Bentley-Edwards

Recognition: Association for the Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's Mass Communication and Society Top Dissertation Award.

B.A., BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

M.A., BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

August 2011 - August 2013

Thesis: Interactive Documentaries and Audience Reception
Committee: Mia Moody-Ramirez (chair); Sara Stone; Corey Carbonara

August 2005 - December 2008

Major: Journalism, Public Relations & New Media

Minor: Sociology

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Teaching

Diversity & Mass Communication (Graduate & Undergraduate), Content Analysis (Graduate), Visual Communication, Graphic Design Social Media Movements, Photography, Advanced Writing

Publications

Publications appear in the Journal of Communication, the International Journal of Communication, Journalism, Journalism Studies, Health Communication and more.

"Searcher, there is no road. We make the road by walking."

Antonio Machado

CONTACT

If you're interested in knowing more about any of my research projects and presentations, please send me an email at danielle.brown.phd@gmail.com or connect with me on social media. I look forward to hearing from you.

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