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Dr. Amber Roessner Quest Scholar of the Week

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Amber RoessnerAmber Roessner is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Electronic Media. Her research interests include the history of sports media and its intersection with American culture and collective memory; race, class, gender and the mass media; and critical and cultural studies. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

Since joining the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media in 2010, Roessner has published three refereed articles and one book chapter, presented four refereed papers and participated on four panels at national/international conferences.

Her work was recognized by an “Award for Excellence” at the 2011 Symposium on 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression; an honorable mention in the 2011 David Sloan Outstanding Faculty Paper Award competition and a Joseph McKerns Research Grant, both from the American Journalism Historians Association.

Roessner teaches classes in media reporting, mass communication history and sports writing.

Recent Publications

Roessner, A. (2011). “‘There’s No Sex in Labor’: Tracing ‘Jennie June’s’ Views on Gender,” Journalism History, forthcoming.

Roessner, A. (Summer 2011). “Coloring America’s Pastime: Sporting Life’s Coverage of Race & the Emergence of Baseball’s Color Line,” American Journalism, 28(3): 85-114.

Roessner, A. (Summer 2010). “Remembering ‘The Georgia Peach’: Popular Press, Public Memory and the Shifting Legacy of An (Anti-)Hero,” Journalism History, 36(2): 83-95.