At the intersection of social media, social justice, reality television, mass media and how people of color use and are represented by these mediums is where you’ll find Dr. Sherri Williams, an assistant professor in race, media and communication at American University. Williams has a particular interest in how black people's use of social media is changing social justice and the entertainment industry, especially television. She is also interested in and studies how marginalized people, especially black women, are represented in the media. Before Williams entered academia she was a print journalist for a decade including at The Associated Press. She continues to contribute to national media outlets. Williams' work has been published by outlets including NBC Blk, Elle.com, Self, Essence, Ebony, Upscale and Heart & Soul magazines. Williams is also a public speaker who is available for bookings.