Bryant Keith Alexander, PhD
Bio: Bryant Keith Alexander is an active scholar. His scholarship is interdisciplinary, contributing to the fields of communication and cultural studies, gender and queer studies, African American Studies, performance and pedagogical studies, and Qualitative Research Methodologies. Alexander is Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University Los Angeles. He served as the Supervisor of Graduate Teaching Associates and the Director of the Basic Communication Course (1998-2004), Acting Chair of the Department of Liberal Studies (2004-2005), and has participated on many of the major faculty governance committees on the department, college and university levels. After serving as the Associate and Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Letters (2005-2011) Dr. Alexander will return to teaching in the Fall 2011.
Alexander’s teaching, scholarly and administrative life celebrates integrative and interdisciplinary approaches to knowledge. He has particular interests in promoting issues of race/culture/gender diversity, student-centered decision making, critical pedagogy, leadership in/as collaboration and consensus building; as well as an acknowledgement of teaching, scholarship and administration as informing practices of academic professionalism.
Performance Theories in Education: Power, Pedagogy, and the Politics of Identity (Lawrence Erlbaum Press) was his first book co-edited with education scholars Gary Anderson and Bernardo Gallegos. His second book, Performing Black Masculinity: Race, Culture, and Queer Identity (Alta Mira Press) won the 2007 Best Book Award from the National Communication Association Ethnography Division. He received the 2008 Master Teacher Award from the Western States Communication Association-- Communication and Instruction Interest Group. Along with other awards, Alexander’s scholarship (over 50 essays, chapters and reviews most since 1998) appear in a wide range of juried book volumes including the Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies (SAGE); the Handbook of Performance Studies (SAGE); the Handbook of Qualitative Research, Third Edition (SAGE); and the Handbook of Communication and Instruction (SAGE), the Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication (Blackwell), as well as the forthcoming Handbook of Autoethnography (Left Coast Press).
Curriculum Vitae available upon request
Administrative Vitae available upon request
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