Ollie L. Jefferson, Ph.D.
An academic scholar publishing research on diversity and inclusion of historically minoritized groups in
multimedia and other industries.
Jefferson, O.L. (monograph accepted). Exemplary African American Women on Television: Queen Sugar On-Screen and Behind-the-Scenes. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Jefferson, O.L. (2020). African American Magazines. In D. Merskin (Ed.) SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society, (pp. 33-36). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publication. DOI: 10.4135/9781483375519
Jefferson, O.L. (2019). Effective Speech Communication. In J. Gunn (Ed.) Speech Craft. MacMillian Learning.
ACADEMIC CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS | INVITED TALKS AND WORKSHOPS
“Transnational Perspectives on Race.” Comparative Literature Symposium. The University of Maryland, College Park. May 1, 2020.
“Faculty Members Panel.” Black Graduate Student Union. The University of Maryland, College Park. February 24, 2020.
“Won’t You Celebrate with Me?”: A Black Feminist Gathering. The Fourth Biennial Interventions Symposium of the Women’s Studies Graduate Student Association. The University of Maryland, College Park. February 7, 2020.
"The Oprah Winfrey Network’s Queen Sugar Television Series: A Case Study on African-American Women Exemplary Representations On-Screen and Behind-the-Scenes" National Communication Association, 105th Annual Convention. Baltimore, MD. November 14-17, 2019.
“Preparing Future Faculty Summit: Diversifying the Nation’s Professoriate.” Howard University Graduate School National Conference. Washington, DC. April 24, 2019. (Master of Ceremony).
“The Oprah Winfrey Network’s Queen Sugar Series: A Case Study on African-American Women Exemplary Representations On-Screen and Behind-the-Scenes.” Howard University Research Symposium. Washington, DC. April 12, 2019. (Paper Presentation)
“#MCACommTalk: Communication, Culture and Media Education.” Maryland Communication Association 34th Annual Conference at Howard University. Washington, DC. September 14-15, 2018. (Conference Coordinator and Master of Ceremony).
“Institutional Types of Research” and “The Benefits of Postdocs” Sessions. Howard University Center of Excellence for Future Faculty Conference. Washington, DC. March 27, 2018. (Moderator).