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Figueroa, Ever Josue

Assistant Professor


Research Areas research areas


research overview

  • Dr. Figueroa's research interests focus on media representations of race and gender, media sociology, and sports communication. In particular, he analyzes the intersection of race, gender and class in sports media and culture. He primarily utilizes qualitative methods, such as textual analysis, critical discourse analysis, ethnography and in-depth interviewing.


  • media sociology, sports communication, journalism studies, digital media, cultural studies, media studies, race/racism in news, gender in news, video game studies, critical discourse analysis


courses taught

  • JRNL 2301 - Journalism Ethics and History in Film
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Examines how the depiction of journalists evolves over time through watching classic films. Also, the course studies how journalists depicted in film enact (or do not enact) ethical norms of the profession. Through the reading of cinema as text, and in conjunction with written texts, the class will discuss how these depictions in popular culture have, over time, impacted the way American society views the media.
  • JRNL 3804 - Sports, Media and Society
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Examines how sports, culture and especially the media, with a specific focus on journalism, all come together to influence society. Explores how sports communication affects, and is affected by, the issues and tension that touch society at large, such as law and politics, race, gender, sexuality and disability. Same as MDST 3331.