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Catherine R Squires

Catherine R Squires

Room 225 Ford Hall 224 Church St SE


  • Media, race and politics
  • Gender and media studies
  • Public sphere studies
  • Community-engaged research

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Communication Studies, Northwestern University, 1999.
  • B.A.: Politics, Occidental College, Los Angeles, 1994.


  • The Post-racial Mystique: Media and Race in the 21st Century. Squires, Catherine, NYU Press, Author, 2014. Link
  • Reducing Race: News Themes in the 2008 Primaries: Squires, Catherine, Sarah J. Jackson, International Journal of Press/Politics, 15 , 2010. Link
  • The Obama Effect. Squires, Catherine, Heather Harris, Kimberly Moffitt, SUNY Press, Co-Editor. Link
  • Squires, Catherine R (2009). African Americans and the Media. Polity Press. Link
  • What is this "post" in post-racial, post-feminism... (fill in the blank)?: Squires, Catherine, Journal of Communication Inquiry, 34 210-253, 2010. Link
  • Squires, Catherine R (2007). Dispatches from the Color Line: The Press and Multiracial America. SUNY Press. Link
  • Squires, Catherine R (2007). Popular Sentiments and Black Women’s Studies: The Scholarly and Experiential Divide. Black Women, Gender and Families, 1, 74-93.

Outreach Activities

  • Transitions-University Avenue: Youth digital media project with Gordon Parks High School and Minnesota Historical Society, ongoing - ongoing
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