New Criticals

First Five with Jason Smith


Jason Smith (@jasonsm55) is a PhD candidate in the Public Sociology program at George Mason University, working on completing his dissertation in 2017. Jason’s work deals primarily with the intersections of race/ethnicity and the media – with a specific focus on media policy issues in the United States and media inclusion for communities of color and women. He recently co-edited the volume Race and Contention in Twenty-first Century U.S. Media (Routledge, 2016), and his work has appeared in the journals International Journal of Communication, International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics, Journal of Black Studies, and Sociation Today. Along with his dissertation work, Jason is working on a project sponsored by the American Sociological Association looking at the stratification of URM faculty in Sociology and Economics.