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Mark Hopson

Assistant Professor of Communication

Expertise: Race and mass media, rhetoric of race, culture and gender

Hopson holds a PhD in Intercultural Communication from Ohio University, and MA and BA degrees in Organizational Communication from Western Michigan University.

His research involves communication informed by race, culture, power, marginalization, gender, identity and difference. In his research, he examines the way mass media informs perceptions about race and culture.

In addition, he has training and experience in violence prevention-education, diversity workshops, and academic and life skill building programs.

He is currently working on a book titled, “The Talking Drum: Exploring the Role of Critical Memory in Intercultural Communication.”

He can also discuss the way race and racial issues are used in media and communication in regards to presidential campaigns.

Media Contact: Michele McDonald, 703-993-8781, mmcdon15@gmu.edu