Nickesia Gordon, PhD is Assistant Professor of Communication at Barry University. Her research interest involves looking at the intersections among gender, mass media and popular culture. She also has an active research agenda in the political economy of mass media, media globalization and regulation in the Caribbean. She teaches courses in Mass Media Theory, Media Management and Programming, Communication Research Methods as well introductory communication courses. Dr. Gordon earned her doctoral degree in Communication and Culture from Howard University in 2007. She also holds a masters degree in English Literature from Clark University, Massachusetts and an undergraduate and a Liberal Arts degree from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica.
Dr. Gordon’s professional experience in the media industry spans over eight years in television as a Producer at the Jamaica Information Service Television (JISTV) and Creative Production and Training Centre (CPTC), and in print as a free-lance writer for the former Jamaican national news publication, the Sunday Herald.
Publications in her current field of study include:
Gordon, Nickesia & Sorensen, Kristen (2012). “Jamaica and Chile online: Accessing and using the internet in a developing world context.”. In Pauline Cheong, Judith Martin and Leah Macfadyen (Eds.). New Media and Intercultural Communication. New York: Peter Lang Press.
Gordon, Nickesia (2012). “Virile bodies, docile subjects: The representation of Caribbean masculinities in international women’s magazines.” In Kamille A. Gentles-Peart and Maurice L. Hall (Eds.) Re-Constructing Place and Space: Media, Power, and Identity in the Constitution of a Caribbean Diaspora. MA: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Niles, Marnel and Gordon, Nickesia (2011). Still searching for our mother’s gardens: Experiences of new, tenure track women of color at ‘majority’ institutions. (Eds.) Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.
Gordon, Nickesia (2011).“Watching my B/lack: The not so colorblind world of academia.” In Niles and Gordon (Eds.) Still Searching For Our Mother’s Gardens: Experiences of New, Tenure Track Women of Colour at ‘Majority’ Institutions. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
Gordon, Nickesia (2009). “Globalization and cultural imperialism in Jamaica: the homogenization of content and americanization of Jamaican TV through programme modeling.” International Journal of Communication. Vol 3, 307-331
Gordon, Nickesia (2008). Media and the politics of culture: The case of television privatization and media globalization in Jamaica (1990-2007). Boca Raton: Universal Publishers.
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