University Park, IL,
26
March
2020
|
10:49 PM
America/Chicago

Deborah James, Ph.D.

Summary

Environmental Media Expert

Deborah James, Ph.D.

Environmental Media Expert

As a member of the GSU Division of Arts and Letters, Dr. Deborah James is an Associate Professor of Media Studies and Chairs the Center of Community Media Steering Committee. She is a 2019 National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Faculty Fellow.

From Geographic Information Systems to 360-degree underwater VR cameras, her current research examines the cultural production of coral reefs to understand how documentary, fact-based and interactive media reveal the ways in which humans inhabit, interact with, and interpret oceans and marine wildlife. One of the goals of her research is to broaden the conservation conversation in Chicago and the Southland to include how our everyday purchases can end up washed up on a beach thousands of miles away.

  Dr. James earned a Ph.D. in Communication from Wayne State University in Detroit, an M.A. in Media Studies from the New School for Social Research in New York and a B.A. in Fine Art and History from University of Guelph in Canada.

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Dr. James is available to talk about environmental media, media and sustainability, and media and nature. If you would like to arrange an interview with Dr. James, please contact Zion Banks, Media & External Relations, 708.235.7685 or zbanks@govst.edu.