About ME

About me

My name is Alexis Romero Walker. I am currently an Assistant Professor of Communications and Media at Manhattanville College. I received my PhD from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in the School of Journalism and Media. 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.

Check out my most recent published article

A New Media Literacy: Using Film Theory for a Pedagogy That Makes Skills Courses More Inclusive, Representative, and Critically Media Literate

Academic background

I have loved my time at each of the universities I have attended, and I am grateful for all I have learned and will continue to learn. 

BYU - Utah
B.A. Media arts

Sacred Heart University
M.A. Media Literacy

UNC- Chapel Hill
PhD Student School of media and Journalism

I believe that critical media literacy is the beginning to helping students become better citizens. Through recognizing the ways in which the media we create affects how gender, race, sexuality, and disability are perceived, students can learn to be more empathetic and inspired practitioners. 

"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