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Roslyn M. Satchel

Assistant Professor of Communication

Division: Communication Division
Office: Center for Communication and Business (CCB) 258
Phone: 310-506-7531
Fax: 310-456-3083

  • Ph.D. Media & Public Affairs, Louisiana State University, 2013
  • J.D. Law, Emory University, 2000
  • M.Div. Theology, Emory University, 2000
  • B.A. Mass Communication, Howard University, 1995
  • Public Relations Writing
  • Communication Ethics
  • Public Relations Strategies & Tactics
  • Research Methods
  • Cultural Competence
  • History of Human Rights Movements in the U.S.
  • Human Rights in Policy Advocacy & Community Organizing
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Member, Public Relations Society of America
  • Member, National Communication Association
  • Member, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Member, Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society
  • Fellowship Award, Southern Regional Education Board and Louisiana Board of Regents
  • Honoree, Emerging Voices Award, Spelman College's WISDOM Center
  • Honoree, National Association of Black Social Workers
  • Honoree, EBONY Magazine's "30 Young Leaders of the Future"
  • Honoree, Herman Dooyewerd Prize in Law & Religion, Emory University School of Law
  • Honoree, National Crime Prevention Council's 50 Strategies for Faith and Justice Collaboration
  • Honoree, Institute for Women's Policy Research's Called to Speak: Women, Religion & Advocacy
  • Honoree, Institute for Women's Policy Research's The Ties That Bind: Women's Public Vision for Politics, Religion & Civil Society
Academic Interests:
  • Communication, Culture & Human Rights
  • Democracy & Media Diversity
  • Intersectionality in Media, Religion, and Law
  • Public Relations & Public Affairs
Selected Works:
  • Satchel, R. M. (Under Review). Celebrated Images of Blackness: A content analysis of African American Oscar award-winning roles in the twentieth century.
  • Satchel, R. M. (Under Review). Creating Xenophobia, Threatening Democracy: "Native" Imagery in the Ten Commandments, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Avatar.
  • Satchel, R. M. (2013). Burn, Boil & Eat: An intersectional analysis of stereotypes in the most influential films of all time. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University. Retreived from
  • Satchel, R. M. and Augustine, J. (2012). Religion, Race, & the Fourth Estate: Xenophobia in the Media Ten Years After 9/11, "Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, & Social Justice": Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 3.
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