Friday, February 11, 2022 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Zoom link below
Join us for an informal conversation about Dr. Cobb's research followed by an audience Q&A.
Tianna L. Cobb is a Post-Doctoral Research and Teaching Fellow in the Department of Communication with joint appointments with African and African American Studies and Women and Gender Studies. Dr. Cobb received her B.S. in Sport Management and Coaching from the University of Texas at Austin; her M.A. in Communication from Texas State University; and her Ph.D. in Organizational and Health Communication from the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Tianna Cobb's research focuses on the normalization of prioritizing mental wellness within the Black community. As an applied communication scholar, her research is situated in health activism at the praxis of dismantling systems of oppression, exposing health disparities, and highlighting marginalized voices and experiences. Specifically, Dr. Cobb's research examines the ways Black women leaders enact agency in promoting mental wellness. As a second line of research, she analyzes the role of listening in decreasing the maternal mortality rate amongst Black women.
Catherine Olien is Associate Director of Mason's Center for Humanities Research and holds a PhD from Northwestern University.