Travis Dixon - Communication Studies
(Appointed Fall 2011)
Professor Dixon is a media effects scholar dedicated to investigating the prevalence of stereotypes in the mass media and the impact of stereotypical imagery on audience members. He has been honored as a faculty fellow with the Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society and as an invited fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Much of Dr. Dixon's work has been focused on racial stereotyping in television news. His new investigations examine the content and effects of stereotypes and counter-stereotypes in major news events, online news, and musical contexts.
After graduating from UCLA and the University of California, Santa Barbara, Dr. Dixon worked as a faculty member in the department of Communication Studies and a faculty associate in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. In the Fall of 2003, he accepted a faculty position in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Dixon is thrilled to be rejoining the UCLA family.