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Nadine Barnett Cosby

Assistant Professor

Dr. Barnett Cosby joined Iona in 2012 after an extensive career in media. She is a writer, producer and director, whose works are heavily rooted in the exploration of racial, cultural, and gender representation, and span across various media including film, television and new media. She has over 20 years of experience in radio, television, and film, working in several capacities at notable media outlets including Madison Square Garden, Fox 5, Lifetime Television Networks and Disney/ABC.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

2018. Finding Inspiration In Popular Culture: Discursive Scholarship on Hip Hop, Journal of the Research Association of Minority Professors, 20(1), 40-49.

Conference Presentations

Conference Panel Presenter and Moderator: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised but It Will Be Hashtagged: The Impact of Social Media Activism on Real World Engagement. Paper presented at the Black Doctoral Network National Conference: Atlanta, GA, October 25-29, 2017.
 
A True Service Learning Collaboration: Undergraduates, Graduates and A Community Partner Bring Change to a Community. Panel presentation at the Black Doctoral Network Conference: Atlanta, GA, October 28, 2016.
 
Presidential Candidate Concession Speeches: The Rhetoric of Defeat. Paper presented at Broadcast Education Association convention: Las Vegas, NV, April 17-20, 2016.
 
Hip Hop Culture as a Mobilizing Agent for Social Justice and Political Engagement among Black Youth. Paper presented at Broadcast Education Association convention: Las Vegas, NV, April 17-20, 2016.
 
Media, Race and Social Influence: Television Portrayals of Race and Viewer Perceptions of Black Women. Paper presented at AEJMC Midwinter Conference:  Norman, OK, February 26-28, 2016.
 
Finding God on a Deserted Island: Religious Rhetoric on LOST.  Paper presented at AEJMC Midwinter Conference: Norman, OK, February 26-28, 2016. *Top Abstract Award.

Academic Distinctions

  • Recipient of Hugh J. McCable Memorial Award for Social Justice, Iona College 2018. 
  • Faculty Fellowship recipient, NATPE Conference and Marketplace: National Association of Television Programming Executives, 2018.
  • Recipient of Provost’s Academic Innovation Grant, Iona College, 2017.

Professional Associations

  • The Producers Guild of America, East 
  • Broadcast Education Association
  • IFP