Sherri Williams

Multimedia Journalist

PUBLICATIONS
Chen, G.M., Williams, S., Hendrickson, N., & Chen, L.,
Male mammies: A social comparison perspective on how exaggeratedly overweight media portrayals of Madea, Rasputia, and Big Momma affect how black women feel about themselves
Accepted for publication in Mass Communication and Society on March 3, 2011

CONFERENCE PAPERS
Williams, S. (March, 2012).
More than numbers: An intersectional examination of media portrayals of Gladys and Jamie Scott. University of Akron Graduate Gender Symposium in Akron, Ohio

Williams, S. (September 2011). Picture perfect? Latinas’ impressions of media of images of themselves in print media.
Paper presented at the Second International Conference on the Image in San Sebastian, Spain

Williams, S. Weaver, C. & Williams, L. (August 2011).
Americans Misbehaving: Anti- and prosocial behaviors on minority vs. mainstream television networks.
Paper presented at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in St. Louis, Missouri

Williams, S. (July 2011). Reading for Realness: Race and Weight on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3.
Paper presented at the International Popular Culture Association Conference in San Jose, Costa Rica

Chen, G.M., Williams, S., Hendrickson, N., & Chen, L.,  (August 2010).
Mammy Revisited: How Media Portrayals Of Overweight Black Women Affect How Black Women Feel About Themselves.
Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
This paper was awarded the top student paper award in the Commission on the Status of Women division in Denver, Colorado

Research interests: Media portrayals of women of color, people of color (including immigrants and refugees, queers of color, journalism practices and social media use