Dayna Chatman

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3594
  • Office: 147 Franklin Bldg.
  • City: Eugene
  • Affiliated Departments: IRES
  • Interests: Gender, Race, Media

Biography

Dayna Chatman joined the faculty at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication as an Assistant Professor of Media and Intersectionality in Fall 2018. Her research focuses on the intersections of media industries and media audiences in the age of social media. Dr. Chatman’s work draws on feminist theory, critical race theory, and cultural studies approaches to media research.

Prior to joining the faculty at the SOJC, Dr. Chatman was a George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School of Communication (2016-2018). She earned her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.

Research areas

  • Media industries studies 
  • Social media studies 
  • Fandom studies 
  • Race and gender studies 

Teaching

  • Gender, Media & Diversity (Undergraduate) 
  • Black American Media (Undergraduate/Graduate) 
  • Black American Television (Undergraduate) 
  • Introduction to Media Studies (Undergraduate) 
  • Media Theory II (Graduate) 
  • Media & Identity (Graduate) 

Education

Ph.D., Communication, University of Southern California, 2016

M.A., Communication, University of Southern California, 2013

M.A., Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012

B.A., Communication (cum laude), Saint Mary’s College of California, 2005

Publications