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Featured Profile: Cristina Mislán


Cristina Mislán

Critical-cultural scholar Dr. Cristina Mislán examines the relationship between historical media activism and race, class and gender politics.

Mislán’s work sheds light on the history of media activism related to social movements focused on race, class and gender politics. She studies how the movement of marginalized people across borders has helped shape conversations about domestic and international politics. Specifically, her research in this area explores how Black voices connected global Cold War politics to local phenomenon in the United States, such as Jim Crow laws. She also focuses on the role of media in facilitating social change. Among other topics, Mislán has studied how black activists between the early 1900s and 1960s used print media to construct messages about race and class politics in the U.S. and across the Americas. In particular, such studies contribute to the histories of Black journalism and social movements.

Mislán has been published in several journals including Feminist Media Studies, and her research has won a number of awards from the American Journalism Historians Association as well as the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She is also a dedicated educator who helps graduate students develop their scholarly careers.

Dr. Cristina Mislán is an assistant professor of journalism studies in the University of Missouri School of Journalism and an affiliate in the College of Arts and Science’s Department of Black Studies.

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Media of the Future