TASHA R. DUNN, PH.D.

Communication Professor & Practitioner | Civic Engager I Media <-> Life Scholar 

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Tasha R. Dunn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Toledo. Her research largely addresses the complex and increasingly interwoven relationship between media and life, with a particular focus on social media, interpersonal relationships, critical/cultural studies, qualitative inquiry, whiteness, class, and gender. Her writing on the subject can be found in a variety of scholarly publications, including Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, The Journal of Social Media in Society,  the International Review of Qualitative Research, the Journal of Autoethnography, and more. She is also the author of Talking White Trash (Routledge, 2019), an award-winning book that documents the relationship between mediated representations and lived experiences of white working-class people. Apart from her research, Tasha is deeply committed to civic engagement and strives to teach and serve in ways that foster positive social change within the classroom and the discipline of Communication, as well as beyond the academy.