Taryn Myers, Ph.D.
Assistant ProfessorE-mail: Taryn Myers, Ph.D.
Office: Wayne 223
Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday, 3:00-4:00pm; Tuesday, 1:00-4:00pm
Dr. Taryn K. Myers recently earned her Ph.D. from Howard University’s Communication, Culture and Media Studies program. Dr. Myers is a critical, cultural scholar who takes an intersectional approach to both inquiry and instruction. As an instructor, Dr. Myers’ pedagogical approach centers history, reflexivity, and praxis, and she often finds inspiration for new research through interaction with students -- for Dr. Myers, teaching is an equal partnership in learning. As a scholar, her research explores how race converges with gender, socioeconomic class status, and other identities to reveal the complexities of marginalized people’s lived experiences. Dr. Myers’ research also interrogates how Black communities use social media and other convergent media to both perpetuate and resist hegemonic social structures that result in varying levels of visibility for experiences with racism, violence, and oppression. Her primary research goal is to amplify the voice of marginalized groups within the Black diaspora who are often relegated to living along the fringes of the Black community.