Dr. Beretta E. Smith-Shomade

 Associate Professor 

 Dr. Constance J. Balides


University of California, Los Angeles, PhD



Media Literacy/Media Education (SL option)
Spike Lee and Black Cultural Production
Media Analysis
Introduction to Television
Advanced Television Studies


Research Interests

Television and Film Studies (Critical, Cultural, and Industrial)
Representations of Race, Gender, and Class
Black Diaspora
Religion and Media
Documentary Media Production


Selected Publications

* Editor, Watching While Black: Centering the Television of Black Audiences (Rutgers UP, 2013)
* Pimpin' Ain't Easy: Selling Black Entertainment Television (Routledge UP, 2007)
* Shaded Lives: African American Women and Television (Rutgers UP, 2002)




Phone: (504) 862-3036
Fax: (504) 862-3040
Office: 437 Newcomb Hall



Tulane University
Department of Communication
219 Newcomb Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118




Communication Dept., Tulane U., 219 Newcomb Hall, 1229 Broadway, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5730