Baruti N. Kopano, Ph.D.
Baruti N. Kopano, Ph.D., is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Multiplatform Production in the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University. He received the doctor of philosophy degree in rhetoric and linguistics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  His research interests include popular culture, b lack masculinity, and African Americans in the radio industry. He most recently co-edited Soul Thieves: The Appropriation and Misrepresentation of African American Popular Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).  Before joining the Morgan faculty in 2005, he was an associate producer of mass communications and co-director of the Black Studies Program at Delaware State University. In 2014, a show he wrote and produced, “Moments of the Movement” featuring first-person narratives, won the National Association of Black Journalists’ Salute to Excellence Award for a radio-public affairs segment.

Baruti N. Kopano, Ph.D., Faculty Contributor

Aug 31, 2017
Communicating in the Diaspora: A Story of Senegambia and Me (Story)
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