Nadine Barnett Cosby, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor, Media & Strategic Communication Department
Co-Chair, Committee on Diversity
Co-Founder, Black Studies Minor
Dr. Nadine Barnett Cosby teaches courses in broadcasting and production, writing for television, TV aesthetics and criticism, and race and gender in the media. She also serves as the faculty adviser for ICTV, the University’s television club. Her research interests are in the areas of media, communication and culture, with a focus on media representation of marginalized populations.
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
Barnett Cosby, N. (2019, December). Does art imitate life?: How American TV shows represent America [Review of the book America, As Seen On TV: How Television Shapes Immigrant Expectations Around the Globe, by C. Rodriguez].
Communication Booknotes Quarterly 50(4).
2018. Finding Inspiration In Popular Culture: Discursive Scholarship on Hip Hop, Journal of the Research Association of Minority Professors, 20(1), 40-49.
Barnett Cosby, N. (2019). How social media activists and their hashtags have encouraged and informed their followers on the Take-A-Knee movement. In S. Perry (Ed.), Pro football and the proliferation of protest: Anthem kneeling and standing in a divided America. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Barnett Cosby, N. (2019). The role of race in the perceptions of and response to the protests. In S. Perry (Ed.), Pro football and the proliferation of protest: Anthem kneeling and standing in a divided America. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
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.
- 2020 U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award for the Africa Regional Research Program
- Recipient of Hugh J. McCabe Memorial Award for Social Justice, Iona University 2018.
- Faculty Fellowship recipient, NATPE Conference and Marketplace: National Association of Television Programming Executives, 2018.
- Recipient of Provost’s Academic Innovation Grant, Iona University, 2017.
- The Producers Guild of America, East
- Broadcast Education Association