Michael G. Lacy, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Queens College, CUNY, in Queens, New York. He received his Bachelors Degree in Communication from Utah State University and his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Rhetoric and Political Communication from the University of Texas in Austin. His areas of teaching, scholarship, and expertise are communication, race, culture, and politics.
He is co-author (with Kent Ono, University of Utah) of Critical Rhetorics of Race, a collection of critical race studies, published by NYU Press in 2011. His book chapter (with Kathleen Haspel, FDU) features an insightful analysis of the media coverage of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath. His scholarship and research appears in the Communication Yearbook 32, The Howard Journal of Communications and the Journal of Intercultural and International Communication. He served as principal investigator and writer for several reports published by the Education Communication of the States and online education journals, and reviewed grants for the U.S. Department of Education.
He has presented original research at several national and international conventions, and has served as chair, reviewer, and panelist for the National Communication Association (e.g., Black Caucus, and the African American Communication & Culture, Rhetoric & Communication Theory, Critical & Cultural Studies Divisions). He is also member of International Communication Association (e.g., Ethnicity and Race in Communication [ERIC] and Popular Culture Divisions).
He has developed and taught several innovative courses, including critical race narratives, political communication, intercultural communication, social movements, film & culture, and civic participation. Professor Lacy has taught and delivered lectures at several colleges and universities, and served as a Visiting Professor at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. He has received several teaching awards and commendations, including being listed in Who’s Who among American Teachers.