About ME

My name is Alexis Romero Walker. I am 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.


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


Ph.D. - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Mass Communication
M.A. - Sacred Heart University - Media Literacy & Social Justice
B.A. - Brigham Young University, Utah - Media Arts
          Minor in Theatre Arts

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.