Sarah J. Jackson
Sarah J. Jackson’s research and teaching interests revolve around how social and political identities are constructed in the public sphere. In particular, Dr. Jackson studies how race and gender are constructed in national debates around citizenship, inequality, and social movements. She has published studies on how race is talked about in political campaigns, how rape and sexual assault are understood in the public sphere, and how political protest is covered by the media. Dr. Jackson is frequently called on as an expert on these subjects by mediamakers and has appeared in a variety of media outlets including WCVB-Boston (ABC), The Marc Steiner Show, and Bitch magazine. Dr. Jackson’s research has appeared in journals such as The Harvard International Journal of Press Politics and Feminist Media Studies. Her book, “Black Celebrity, Racial Politics, and the Press,” is due out in 2014 as part of Routledge’s Transformations in Race and Media series.
At Northeastern University, Dr. Jackson has taught Social Movement Communication, Communication and Inclusion, Introduction to Communication Studies, Media, Culture and Society, and Media and Identity. She also serves on the executive committee of Northeastern’s Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program and advises Northeastern’s multicultural student organization NUMIX. Prior to teaching at Northeastern, Dr. Jackson taught at the University of Minnesota and University of Michigan where she earned her PhD and MA respectively.
Dr. Jackson is on research release for the Fall 2013 semester, and will return Spring 2014.