Henri Giles

Henri Giles

PhD Graduate Student, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION

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About 

As a writer, producer, director and instructor, Henri Giles is attuned to the images used to represent cultural ideals, characteristics (physical and behavioral) and social interactions of Black Americans in media. How these texts are presented can inform and influence audiences' perceptions of and responses to persons in this ethnic group. This awareness has helped to shape the media content Giles creates and, more recently, it has provided a newfound consciousness within the curriculum from which she teaches and for course development. Giles' general area of doctoral research will involve analysis of media representation of African Americans. However, she will specifically examine how media (radio, television and print) framed the Civil Rights Movement in West Tennessee, particularly in Haywood and Fayette counties, from 1940 to the late 1960s.

Education

B.S. - University of Tennessee at Martin
M.S. - Middle Tennessee State University

Admitted

State Bar of Texas, DC Bar.

Experience

Lecturer - University of Tennessee at Martin (2015 to present)

Professional

Assistant Professor of Law, 2010-Present; Healthcare/FDA Associate, Arnold & Porter LLP, 2007-2009; Law Clerk, The Honorable Paulette Delk, Federal Bankruptcy Judge, Memphis, TN, 2006-2007; Law Clerk, The Honorable Samuel H. Mays, Jr., Federal District Court Judge, Memphis, TN, 2005-2006; Employee Benefits Associate, Baker Botts LLP, Houston, TX, 2003-2005

Administrative

Summer Associate, Allen & Overy, London, England, Summer 2002; Summer Associate, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston, TX, Summer 2002; Summer Associate, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, Houston, TX, Summer 2001; Student Clerk, Dept. of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, New Orleans, LA, 1997-2000; Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, Dr. Kim Ernst, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, 1999.

Honors and Awards

"National Association of Black Journalists' "Salute to Excellence" Award in the Television-Documentary category for Reflect, Reclaim, Rejoice: Preserving the Gift of Black Sacred Music (2016)

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-South Regional Emmy® Award in the Documentary-Cultural category for ""Reflect, Reclaim, Rejoice: Preserving the Gift of Black Sacred Music"" (2015)

Middle Tennessee State University Outstanding M.S. Graduate Student Award (2015)

Telly Award for ""Reflect, Reclaim, Rejoice: Preserving the Gift of Black Sacred Music"" (2014)

National Association of Black Journalists' Salute to Excellence Award for the documentary ""Waiting in the Wings: African Americans in Country Music"" (2004) "

Research 

Representation of Blacks in media
Historical development and the role of Black newspapers
The Black church as a media entity

Publications

State Mandated Disability Insurance as Salve to the Consumer Bankruptcy Imbroglio, 2011 BYU L. Rev 1327 (2011) Regulating Health and Wealth (Forthcoming) Cardozo Law Review (2013)
Representative Publications: State Mandated Disability Insurance as Salve to the Consumer Bankruptcy Imbroglio, 2011 BYU L. Rev 1327 (2011) Regulating Health and Wealth (Forthcoming) Cardozo Law Review (2013)
Journals: State Mandated Disability Insurance as Salve to the Consumer Bankruptcy Imbroglio, 2011 BYU L. Rev 1327 (2011) Regulating Health and Wealth (Forthcoming) Cardozo Law Review (2013)

Teaching 

Survey of Mass Media
Introduction to Media Writing
Broadcast Media Writing
Film Appreciation
Documentary Storytelling (I developed this course in fall 2016; it was offered for the first time in spring 2017.)