Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., is a Professor and Chair of the Baylor University Department of Journalism, Public Relations and New Media. She joined Baylor in 2001 and has maintained an active research portfolio in addition to her teaching and leadership roles.
Her research emphasizes media framing of people of color, women and political candidates, the pros and cons of social media in political campaigns and she has examined how historical stereotypes are found in social media platforms.
The author or co-author of four books, Dr. Moody-Ramirez has also been widely published in a variety of academic and industry journals and. She was honored with the Outstanding Woman in Journalism award by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and received the organization’s Lionel Barrow Jr. Award for Distinguished Achievement in Diversity Research and Education. She is also a 2019 Fellow in the AEJMC Institute for Diverse Leadership.
Dr. Moody-Ramirez has researched topics such as missing women, the independent Black woman, Obama hate groups, misogyny in rap music, social media curriculum and representations of gender and race in mass media.