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Date: Feb 26, 2007
Author Kristal Brent Zook to address Women in the Media at Hofstra
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Hofstra University’s School of Communication and the Division of Student Affairs are pleased to welcome Dr. Kristal Brent Zook to campus on Wednesday, March 7th at 6 PM in Room 246 of the Business Development Center. The title of her lecture is Strippers, Soldiers and Soundbites: Representation of Women in the Media.
Kristal Brent Zook, Ph.D., work as a journalist and cultural reporter began in mid-1990 when she wrote regularly about film, TV and books for the Village Voice and LA Weekly. In 1999, she published her first book, Color By Fox: the Fox Network and the Revolution in Black Television, Oxford University Press, which took readers behind the scenes of popular African American television productions such as “In Living Color,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” “Martin,” “New York Undercover,” “The Sinbad Show,” “Living Single,” “Roc,” and “South Central.”
Her most recent book, Black Women's Lives: Stories of Power and Pain chronicles Dr. Zook's many years traveling across America, interviewing and building relationships with a diverse array of African American women. Through intimate portraits, Dr. Zook reveals the multilayered experiences and thoughts of women from a diversity of backgrounds and occupations.
Dr. Zook is currently a Contributing Writer at Essence magazine and has produced and edited for NPR’s “The Tavis Smiley Show” and appears as a commentator on NPR’s “News & Notes with Ed Gordon.”
Her print work has also appeared in publications such as The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Washington Post, USA Weekend, Vibe, Savoy, Emerge, Honey, The Nation, The Source, Real Simple, The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, and other publications.
The event is open to the public but seating is limited. Please RSVP to Susan.Murphy@hofstra.edu. Refreshments will be served.