Ph.D., Communication, University of Maryland (2006)
M.A., Communication Wake Forest University (2002)
B.S., Political Communication, Florida State University (1998)
- Rhetoric & Social Change
- Social Movements
- American Indian resistance
- LGBTQ discourse
- Black liberation
Select Courses Taught (UNCC & Univ. of Alabama)
- African American Oratory (undergrad, UNCC)
- Contemporary Rhetorical Theory (grad, UA)
- Critical & Cultural Theories (grad, UA)
- Rhetorical Criticism (grad, UA)
- Rhetoric & Social Change (grad, UA)
- African American Rhetoric (undergrad/grad, UA)
- Critical Whiteness Theory (undergrad/grad, UA)
- Rhetoric, Race & Law (undergrad/grad, UA)
- War & Protest Rhetoric (undergrad/grad, UA)
- Native American Rhetoric (undergrad/grad, UA)
- Legal Rhetoric (undergrad/grad, UA)
- Rhetoric & Society (undergrad, UA)
- Rhetoric of Social Protest (undergrad, UA)
- Rhetorical Criticism (undergrad, UA)
- Critical Decision Making (undergrad, UA)
Dr. Jason Edward Black (Ph.D., University of Maryland) is professor and incoming chair of the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. Prior to joining UNCC, he taught at The University of Alabama for 11 years.
His research program is located at the juncture of rhetorical studies and social change, with an emphasis on American Indian resistance, LGBTQ community discourses, and Black liberation. His work in these areas has appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Speech; Rhetoric & Public Affairs; Southern Communication Journal; Western Journal of Communication; American Indian Quarterly; American Indian Culture and Research Journal; Communication Quarterly; Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture; Advances in the History of Rhetoric; Kenneth Burke Journal; Journal of Media and Cultural Politics; and numerous book chapters.
Black is the author of American Indians and the Rhetoric of Removal and Allotment (University Press of Mississippi). He is also co-editor, with Charles E. Morris, III, of An Archive of Hope: Harvey Milk’s Speeches and Writings (University of California Press, 2013) and co-editor, with Greg Goodale, of Arguments about Animal Ethics (Lexington Books, 2010). Black is currently working on two books: the first is a University of Illinois Press contracted project (w/ Andrew Billings) on the politics of the Native American mascot, and the second is a sequel to the Harvey Milk anthology (w/Charles E. Morris, III).
Black’s research, teaching, and service have been recognized by awards such as the President’s Research Award (Univ. of Alabama, 2016), the Gender Scholar of the Year Award (Southern States Communication Association, 2015), the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award (Univ. of Alabama, 2012), the Board of Visitors Outstanding Teaching Award (Univ. of Alabama, 2011), the Janice Hocker Rushing Early Career Award (Southern States Communication Association, 2008), the Knox Hagood Faculty Award (Univ. of Alabama, 2008), the Ray Camp Faculty Award (Carolinas Communication Association, 2006), the Owen Peterson Award in Rhetoric & Public Address (Southern States Communication Association, 2004), and the Wrage-Baskerville Award in Public Address (National Communication Association, 2004).