Sunday Mar 26, 2023
From Good Times to Black-ish: Exploring Black Fathers in Television w/ Dr. Janice Kelly
Dr. Janice Kelly is a Full Professor, the Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Program Director of Professional Communications at Molloy University. She was a guest editor for Fathering: Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers. She produced a documentary on “Perceptions of Fathers in the Media: In search of the Ideal Father.” She co-edited “Deconstructing Dads: Changing Images of Fathers in Popular Culture.”
She holds memberships and leadership in several local and national professional organizations and community-based initiatives. She recently published Sistas in Action: Hearing the call leading the way in the book Black Female leaders in Academia: Eliminating the Glass Ceiling with Efficacy, Exuberance, and Excellence. And co-authored an article, “From Silver Streak to Black Panther: The shifting landscape of Black masculinity in film.” Her recent project examines the evolving images and perceptions of Black fathers in TV commercials between 2018-2022. Her research interests include organizational communication, media literacy, media representation of the black family, and gender and leadership styles.
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