Dr. Summer Harlow, assistant professor of journalism, has been named a recipient of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) 2018 Emerging Scholars grant. The AEJMC Emerging Scholars Program recognizes promising scholars by funding research or teaching projects.
Using this grant, Dr. Harlow will examine how Texas media covers social protests. She will work alongside Indiana University Bloomington assistant professor Dr. Danielle Kilgo. The project, entitled “Disrupting the Protest Paradigm: Toward a Model of the Sociological Effects, Routines and Norms Influencing Journalistic Coverage of U.S. Protests,” will study modern movements such as Black Lives Matter, immigration rights, Houston’s “bathroom bill” and modern women’s marches.