Sarah J. Jackson
Sarah J. Jackson’s research and teaching interests revolve around how social and political identities are debated in the public sphere. Dr. Jackson is particularly interested in how race and gender are constructed in national debates around citizenship, inequality, and social movements. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Communication, The International Journal of Press Politics, and Feminist Media Studies. Her first book, Black Celebrity, Racial Politics, and the Press: Framing Dissent, was published in 2014, her current book project focuses on the activism of digital counterpublics. Dr. Jackson is frequently called on as an expert by local and national media outlets including WCVB-Boston (ABC), WGBH-Boston (NPR), Politico, The Marc Steiner Show, and Bitch magazine.
At Northeastern University, Dr. Jackson teaches Social Movement Communication and Communication and Inclusion. She has also taught Introduction to Communication Studies, Media, Culture and Society, and Media and Identity. She 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.