Dr Deborah Gabriel delivered the keynote address on the opening day of the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies (MeCCSA) 2020 annual conference hosted by the University of Brighton.
In her presentation, she argued that the media curriculum covering journalism, marketing, public relations and advertising is still very Eurocentric, presenting knowledge as neutral, when in fact it centralises, White, western values, cultures and knowledge, leading to the perpetuation of whiteness and reproduction of racist ideologies in media practice and popular culture.
Her presentation, entitled: Race, Racism and Resistance in Media Interactions and Environments and the Power of 3D Pedagogy: Decolonising, Democratising and Diversifying Media Education and Practice, bore the Black British Academics© and 3D Pedagogy Framework™ logos, as Dr Gabriel gave examples of how media representations continue to construct people of colour through stereotypes that exoticise, dehumanise and infanticise, while reproducing notions of White superiority.
Dr Gabriel explained how she developed and embeds 3D Pedagogy into her teaching practice to decolonise, democratise and diversify the curriculum, and how her tripartite approach is necessary to address the shortcomings in current education practice.
Following her keynote @MeCCSA2020 tweeted: “What a fantastic and engaging opening keynote from @deborahgabriel “Race, Racism and Resistance in Media Interactions and Environments and the Power of 3D Pedagogy”.
Dr Gabriel’s forthcoming book advances the same arguments covered in her keynote in depth from a Black feminist and critical race standpoint:
Gabriel, D. (2020). Critical Media Education for Social Justice. London: Routledge
It was a real pleasure to welcome @deborahgabriel back to the @uniofbrighton today for her brilliant keynote address at the @MeCCSA2020 conference on racial framing, whiteness, the media and #3Dpedagogy pic.twitter.com/PKXGy46oFD— UofB Sport and Leisure Cultures research group (@sport_research) January 8, 2020
Really enjoyed @deborahgabriel opening #MeCCSA2020. Very interested in reading more about her 3D Pedagogy to learn more about what decolonising/democratising/diversifying looks like in classroom practice.— Clare McKeown (@ClareMQN) January 8, 2020
Image: Slide outlining aspecsts of 3D Pedagogy Framework. pic.twitter.com/duDBuHjiyg
Congratulations Deborah! Am proud of you!— George McKay (@george_mckay) January 8, 2020