Mediated Communications, PhD Student
Daphne is a PhD student in the Department of Communication with an emphasis in media representation.
Research Interests: Her research interests include the effects of media images on the self-esteem and self-confidence of women and girls of color. She is best known as the Director and Producer of the documentary film, The Souls of Black Girls.
Campus Involvement: Office of Graduate Studies Graduate Assistant; Community Outreach Coordinator for Media & Diversity Center
Awards: McNair Fellowship
Future Plans: Her future plans include moving the conversation about media representation of women and girls of color forward as a teacher and scholar after her PhD is completed.
“Being embraced and welcomed within the Mizzou community has been such a comfort being so far away from home. I appreciate knowing that above everything else, I am amongst faculty and staff that genuinely want to see me cross the finish line and win.”