Stereotyping in New Media

Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D.

Mia Moody

Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., is an associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media at Baylor University. She has conducted research in the areas of portrayal of minority women in the media, reality television, racial stereotyping of women in rap music, the pros and cons of using social media in political campaign, and the continuing stereotyping of a small East Texas town more than a decade after a hate crime there in which a black man was dragged to his death behind a pickup truck.

Moody-Ramirez was the recipient of the Outstanding Woman in Journalism award, given for excellence and high standards by the The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, a nonprofit, educational association of journalism and mass communication educators, students and media professionals.

Moody-Ramirez is a former editor of the Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas' Women's Ministry Magazine editor, a former staff writer and columnist for the Waco Tribune-Herald and a former editor and publisher of Elegant Woman magazine. She is the author of Black And Mainstream Press' Framing Of Racial Profiling: A Historical Perspective.

Moody-Ramirez has been featured in reports by NPR, Boston Globe, MSNBC and CBS Dallas/Fort Worth. A link to one of her interviews may be viewed at

Moody-Ramirez earned her bachelor degree in journalism from Texas A&M University, two master degrees in journalism and educational psychology from Baylor, and her Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.

To arrange an interview with Moody-Ramirez, contact Terry Goodrich, (254) 710-3321, or the Office of Media Communications at (254) 710-1961.