Debra C. Smith

Department of Africana Studies
Associate Professor


Debra C. Smith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies. She teaches courses in film, culture and history. She teaches Black Images in the Media, a course that examines the stereotypical images of blacks in film and television from the 1900s to the present.  Her research and teaching interest include e-Black Studies, African-Americans in communication and popular culture, minority images in the media, contemporary African-American folklore and developing teaching strategies that incorporate popular culture, language and power.