Robby Byrd

Robby Byrd, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone
901.678.2404
Email
rdbyrd@memphis.edu
Fax
901.678.4287
Office
328 Meeman Journalism Building
Office Hours
As posted

Education

B.A., communication, Mississippi State University
M.A., communication, University of South Alabama
Ph.D., mass communication, University of Southern Mississippi

About Dr. Robby Byrd

Dr. Robert Byrd is a former newspaper manager, reporter, editor, photographer and designer, who worked for community newspapers throughout the Southeast for more than seven years. He returned to academia to help educate a new generation of journalists for a ever-changing media industry. His teaching interests are in visual communication, multimedia journalism, social media, media history, and media criticism. Dr. Byrd's research focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer representations in both the LGBTQ and mainstream media. His most recent work explores LGBTQ representations in television sitcoms. Dr. Byrd is also interested in LGBTQ media history, in particular, its role in providing a queer memory in contemporary politics. He is a member of the AEJMC's GLBT interest group as well as the history, cultural and critical studies, and newspaper and online news divisions. For more information about Dr. Byrd's research and teaching, visit his website at www.robertdbyrd.com. Also follow him on Twitter and Linkedin.