Chenjerai Kumanyika

Chenjerai Kumanyika is a researcher, journalist, and organizer who works as an assistant professor in Rutgers University’s Department of Journalism and Media Studies. His research and teaching focus on the intersections of social justice and emerging media in the cultural and creative industries. He has written about these issues in journals such as Popular Music & Society, Popular Communication, The Routledge Companion to Advertising and Promotional Culture and Technology, and Pedagogy and Education. Dr. Kumanyika is also the Collaborator for Scene on Radio's Season 2 "Seeing White" and Season 4 on the history of American Democracy he is the Co-Executive Producer and Co-Host of Uncivil, Gimlet Media’s Peabody award-winning podcast on the Civil War. He has also been a contributor to The Intercept, Scene on Radio, Transom, NPR Codeswitch, All Things Considered, Invisibilia, and VICE, and he is a news analyst for Rising Up Radio with Sonali Kolhatkar. As an organizer, Chenjerai is on the executive committee of 215 People's Alliance, and a member of the Philadelphia Debt Collective and the Media Inequality and Change Center.