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Charnell Peters, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Communication

Courses Taught

Media and Society; Race, Media and Technology; Stereotyping and Bias in the Mass Media


Ph.D., University of Utah 
M.A., Bowling Green State University 

Research Interests

  • Critical science and technology studies
  • Black digital media studies
  • Critical interpersonal and family communication
  • Qualitative methods 

Publications and Media Placements

  • Peters, C. (2023). Racial-genomic interest convergence and the geneticization of Black families. Journal of Family Communication, 1-16. DOI:  10.1080/15267431.2023.2228315 
  • Peters, C. (2023). Performing Blackness: A composite counterstory of direct-to-consumer genetic ancestry testing. Text and Performance Quarterly, 1-18. DOI: 10.1080/10462937.2023.2206
  • Peters, C. (2021). Instagramming diasporic mobilities: The Black travel movement and differential spatial racialization. Communication, Culture, and Critique, 14(2), 201-219. DOI: 10.1093/ccc/tcaa033
  • Peters, C. (2021). “Add up all my Black”: Understanding race and genetic ancestry through critical interpersonal and family communication. Review of Communication, 21(3), 1-8. DOI: 10.1080/15358593.2021.1961851 

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • National Communication Association
  • International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry