About ME

Hello! Welcome! I’m happy you are here! 

My name is Alexis Romero Walker, and I am an Assistant Professor of Communications and Media. I am also a research consultant for work regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion in both entertainment media and media higher education programs. As a Latiné, I am passionate about media representation and how we can teach future generations to be equitable media practitioners. I’m happy to talk about this with you anytime!  

Assistant Professor at Manhattanville College

Senior Researcher at Geena Davis Institute of Gender in Media

Ph.D. – University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Communication and Media

M.A. – Sacred Heart University
Media Literacy and Social Justice 

B.A. Brigham Young University – Utah
Media Arts; Minor in Theatre Arts


                                  Journal of Media Literacy Education

Using critical media literacy to create a decolonial, anti-racist teaching philosophy


Geena Davis Institute of Gender in Media & Toy Foundation Report: Equal Play: Analyzing Gender Stereotypes, Diversity, and Inclusion in Advertising and Marketing for Most Popular Toys of 2022

Link to report: Here



My research focuses on how we can make media and communications programs in higher education more equitable through the content we have students engage with, and how we teach that content by using a critical media literacy perspective. I am particularly interested in the ways in which we can adjust how skills courses are taught. 

My research interests are: Critical Media Literacy Education; Decolonizing Education; Diversity & Inclusion; Media Pedagogies; Feminist Theory; Queer Theory; Critical Race Theory; Film Theory; Qualitative Methods; Strategic Communication; and Social Media Research.

2018 UNC School of Media and Journalism faculty, staff and graduate student headshots, taken during orientation Aug. 13 and 20, 2018 at Carroll Hall, Chapel Hill, N.C.

"I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to someone else's whim or to someone else's ignorance.”
- bell hooks 

I believe in individual and institutional change.