Communication Program
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Dr. Kennaria C. Brown

Associate Professor of Communications

Contact Information:

Draper Hall, Room 208A
CPO 1884
Phone: (859) 985-3760
E-Mail: kennaria_brown@berea.edu

Office Hours:

Tue: 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Thur: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Or By Appointment

Class Schedule:

  • AFR/COM 305  (Mon/Wed/Fri: 4:00 am – 5:50 pm)
  • COM 286 KB (Mon/Wed/Fri: 10:00 am – 11:50 am)
  • GSTR 210 C (Mon/Wed/Fri: 9:20 am – 10:30 am)

At Berea College since 2007

Degrees

  • Ph.D. Speech Communication, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2007
  • M.A. Speech Communication, Texas Christian University, 2003
  • B.A. Speech Communication, University of Illinois, 1989

Affiliations

  • National Communication Association, member since 2001

Papers and Publications

  • “West Side Story Read from Below: Young Puerto Rican Women’s Cultural Readings.” The Communication Review, 13 (3), 193-215. 2010
  • Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, 2009.
  • “Somatic Anxiety Patterns Before, During, and After giving a Public Speech” Witt, P. L., Brown, K. C., Roberts, J. B., Weisel, J., Sawyer, C. R., & Behnke, R. R. Southern Communication Journal, 71(1), 87-100. 2006
  • “Black Articulations of Latinidad: Latino Representation in Black Primetime Television.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, 2007.
  • “What Does ‘Right’ Look Like, and What Does it Do?: Black Women Choosing ‘Right’ Representation in Black Movies.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Antonio 2006.
  • “The Political Economy of Black and Latina Women in the U.S. Film Industry.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Boston 2005.
  • “A Neighborhood of Sisterhood: Forging a Black and Latina Women’s Alliance.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Chicago 2004.
  • “Black Women’s Movie Night: Social Identity and the Representation of Black Women in Film.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Chicago 2004.
  • “Hangin’ with the Huxtables: Communicating Black Identity across Socioeconomic Lines.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Miami 2003.
  • “Self-Report vs. Observation: How about Collaborating Perspectives for Insight into Family Functioning?” – First author, written with Anne C. Lucchetti
  • Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Miami 2003.
  • African American Women Reading Tyler Perry’s Films. With Shannon Baldon & Amber Stanton. (2013). In J. Santa Cruz Bell, R. L. Jackson III (Eds.), Interpreting Tyler Perry: Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality. New York, NY: Routledge.
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