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Nickesia Gordon

Associate Professor
School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts

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Nickesia Gordon

Associate Professor
School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts


BA, University of the West Indies (Jamaica); MA, Clark University; Ph.D., Howard University


Nickesia S. Gordon, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the School of Communication, RIT. Her research focuses on communication and gender, race and nationality as well as communication for social change.

Additionally, her research agenda includes examining how the Communication curriculum in higher ed can engage experiential learning practices and help foster civic/community engagement among college students.  

Dr. Gordon earned her doctoral degree in Communication and Culture from Howard University and also holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from Clark University, Massachusetts. 

Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

3 Credits
This course examines the relationship between gender and media communication with specific attention to how gender affects choices in mass media and social media practices. Students explore how gender, sexual orientation, sexuality and social roles, affect media coverage, portrayals, production and reception. They consider issues of authorship, spectatorship (audience), and the ways in which various media content (film, television, print journalism, advertising, social media) enables, facilitates, and challenges these social constructions in society. The course covers communication theories and scholarship as it applies to gender and media, methods of media analysis, and topics of current interest.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Gordon, Nickesia S. "Discourses of Consumption: The Rhetorical Construction of the Black Female Body as Food in Hip Hop and R&B Music." Howard Journal of Communications 31. 4 (2020): 1-20. Web.
Book Chapter
Gordon, Nickesia Stacyann. "Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Political Correctness in the Era of Trump." Political Correctness in the Era of Trump: Threat to Freedom or Ideological Scapegoat? Ed. Luigi Espositio and Laura Finley. Newcastle Upon Tyne, N/A: Cambridge Scholars, 2019. 61-78. Print.
Gordon, Nickesia Stacyann. "Branding the Nation: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Jamaica Tourist Board’s Commercial Campaigns." Brand Jamaica: Reimagining a National Image and Identity. Ed. Hume Johnson and Kamille Gentles-Peart. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2019. 31-50. Print.