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Meet the Faculty

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Roslyn M. Satchel

Associate Professor of Communication

Division: Communication Division
Office: Center for Communication and Business (CCB) 258
Phone: 310-506-7531
Fax: 310-456-3083
E-mail: Roslyn.Satchel@pepperdine.edu

  • 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
  • Ethics and Intercultural Media Literacy
  • Public Relations Strategies & Tactics
  • Research Methods
  • Cultural Competence
  • Cultural, Critical, and Historical Studies of Communication/Media, Religion, and Law
  • 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. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/gradschool_dissertations/2334/
  • 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. http://trace.tennessee.edu/rgsj/vol1/iss1/3/.
  • In her recent book, What Movies Teach about Race: Exceptionalism, Erasure and Entitlement, Roslyn uses her media, legal, and religious backgrounds to examine political economies and cultural representations in the most influential films of all time. For reviews and more information, go to https://www.rsatchel.com or https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498531818/What-Movies-Teach-about-Race-Exceptionalism-Erasure-and-Entitlement#

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