Ronald Jackson, Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Ronald L. Jackson II is a Past President and Research Fellow of the Eastern Communication Association, Dr. Jackson is one of the leading communication and identity scholars in the nation.
research examines how theories of identity relate to intercultural and gender communication.
Additionally, Professor Jackson's research
includes empirical, conceptual, and critical approaches to the study of masculinity, identity negotiation, Whiteness, and Afrocentricity.
has published several dozen essays in scholarly journals, written or edited nine books, and has four additional books forthcoming including the SAGE Encyclopedia of Identity, Culturing Manhood, Communicating Masculinity and Race, and Masculinity in the Black Imagination.
is perhaps best known for his
award-winning 2006 book entitled Scripting the Black Masculine Body in Popular Media: Intersections of communication, culture and identity (SUNY Press).
Jackson is Professor and Head of the Department of African American Studies as well as Professor of Media and Cinema Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.