Moody Honored for African-American Pop-Culture Research

Dr. David MoodySUNY Oswego communication studies faculty member Dr. David Moody has received a national award for his work on African-American visual popular culture.

Moody, who has taught since 2010 in the broadcasting and mass communication program, earned the Harry Shaw Award in April for outstanding contributions to the field of African-American popular-culture research at the annual conference of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association in Chicago.

In 2012, Moody published Political Melodies in the Pews? The Voice of the Black Christian Rapper in the Twenty-first Century Church, and is nearing publication of a book on black identity in film and television. His Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University was in American culture studies with emphasis in critical studies in film, media and culture.

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