Means Coleman, Robin individual record
Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity
- Professor, Communication, College of Liberal Arts
- Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President
Dr. Coleman's scholarship focuses on identity and media studies, and effective intercultural communication. Her current research focuses on the NAACP's participation in media activism.
education and training
- Ph.D. in Mass Communication, Bowling Green State University - (Bowling Green, Ohio, United States) 1996
- M.A. in Communication, University of Missouri - (Columbia, Missouri, United States) 1993
- B.A. in Communications, Chatham University - (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States) 1991
- Coleman, R., & Lawrence, N. (2019). FIX IT BLACK JESUS: The Iconography of Christ in Good Times. Religions. 10(7), 410-410.
- Coleman, R., & Brunton, D. (2016). “You might not know her, but you know her brother”: Surveillance Technology, Respectability Policing, and the Murder of Janese Talton Jackson. SOULS. 18(2-4), 408-420.
- Coleman, R. M. (2011). “Roll up your sleeves!”. Feminist Media Studies. 11(1), 35-41.
- Means Coleman, R. (2009). All Around the World Same Song: Blackness, Racism, and Popular Culture in China. Journal of Media Sociology. 1(1/2), 5-21.
- Means Coleman, R., & Yochim, E. C. (2008). The Symbolic Annihilation of Race: A Review of the \"Blackness\" Literature. 12, 1-10.
- Thakore, B. K., Smith, J. A., Coleman, R., & McIlwain, C. D. (2016). Race and Contention in Twenty-First Century U.S. Media. Routledge.
- Coleman, R. (2014). African American Viewers and the Black Situation Comedy Situating Racial Humor. Routledge.
- Baldwin, J. R., Means Coleman, R. R., González, A., & Shenoy-Packer, S. (2013). Intercultural Communication for Everyday Life. JOhn Wiley & Sons.
- Coleman, R. (2013). Horror Noire Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present. Routledge.
- Coleman, R. (2013). Say It Loud! African American Audiences, Media and Identity. Routledge.
- Coleman, R. (2018). African Americans and Broadcasting. A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting. (pp. 389-412). John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
- Means Coleman, R. (2016). The Hidden Truths in Contemporary Black Sitcoms. Dalton, M., & Linder, L. (Eds.), The Sitcom Reader, Second Edition America Re-viewed, Still Skewed. (pp. 279-294). SUNY Press.
- Means Coleman, R. (2015). Foreword. Tassie, K., & Givens, S. (Eds.), Women of Color and Social Media Multitasking Blogs, Timelines, Feeds, and Community. (pp. ix-xi). Lexington Books.
- Means Coleman, R. (2014). The Enduring Woman: Race, Revenge, and Self-Determination in Chloe, Love is Calling You. Batchelor, B., & Bajac-Carter, M. (Eds.), Heroines of Film and Television Portrayals in Popular Culture. (pp. 163-175). Rowman & Littlefield.
- Coleman, R. M. (2014). Foreword. Turner, W., & Metcalf, J. (Eds.), Rapper, Writer, Pop-Cultural Player: Ice-T and the Politics of Black Cultural Production. (pp. xi-xvi). Ashgate Publishing Co.
awards and honors
- Outstanding Research Mentor Award conferred by University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - (Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States) - Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program 2013
- Scholar Award for Publishing conferred by National Communication Association - (Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States) - NCA AACCD & the Black Caucus 2009
- Certificate for Scholarship and Publishing conferred by National Communication Association - (Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States) - NCA AACCD & the Black Caucus 1999
recent teaching activities