PhD Graduate Student, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION & FILM
A southern California native, Andrew Carter is a current PhD student specializing in health communication. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from California State University Northridge and his Master of Arts in communication studies from San José State University. His current research interests are focused on health-related messages as they pertain to areas of food and nutrition. Through this framework, Andrew examines elements of culture, power and inequality, meaning construction, consumer participation and voice in public discourses on health.
Bachelor of Arts – California State University Northridge
Master of Arts – San José State University
- Carter, A. (2017). Conversations about food policy: Food access and security. Invited panel discussion at Memphis Tilth (Memphis, TN)
- Carter, A. (2017). Understanding communication theory. Invited lecture at University of Memphis, Public Health Seminar Graduate Course (Memphis, TN)
- Carter, A. (2016). Public health communication. Invited lecture at University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (Memphis, TN)
- Carter, A. (2016). Understanding communication theory. Invited lecture at University of Memphis, Public Health Seminar Graduate Course (Memphis, TN)
- Carter, A. (2015. Applied communication. Invited lecture at Carver High School (Memphis, TN)
- Conference Presentations
- Hite, A. & Carter, A. (2016). A rhetorical approach to public health nutrition guidance: Shifting from understanding to action through critical health communication collaboration. National Communication Association Convention.
- Carter, A. (2016). Food fight: An intersectional look at race, class and spatiality at the Memphis farmers market. National Communication Association Convention.
- Carter, A. (2016). Silenced voices: A comprehensive look at food insecurity among south U.S. Latino families. Tennessee Communication Association Convention. Dickson, TN. Teaching Oral Communication Communication Research Methods (lab)
Research Interests Include:
1. How health messages are communicated across class, race, and cultural lines
2. How hegemony shapes collective attitudes towards nutrition and health
3. How agency is constructed and negotiated through health-related discourse