Erin L. Berry-McCrea, Ph.D.
- Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Media and Communications
- Boyer Building Room 205
B.S. – Mass Communication
University of North Carolina – Pembroke
M.A. – Organizational Communications (Public Affairs)
Bowie State University
Ph.D. – Language, Literacy, and Culture
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Area(s) of Research
- Language, Culture, and Communication
- African-American Rhetoric, Intercultural Communication, Multicultural Education, Interpersonal Communication, Digital Media
- Ethics and Research Methods in Media and Communication Studies
- Womanist Standpoint and Hip-Hop Lyricism
Refereed Journal Articles
2018 Berry-McCrea, Erin L. “To My Girls in Therapy See Imma Tell You This for Free…” Black millennial women speaking truth to power in and across the digital landscape.” Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism (In Press). https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/meridians.16.2.17?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
2016 Daniels, A. and Erin L. Berry. “For Harriet, For Me: An Analysis of Black Feminist Safe Spaces in Digital Media.” PHILLIS: The Journal of Research on African American Women. 3(1)79-90 (In Press).
2018 Berry, Erin L. “African American Family Language and Literacy Practices in the Digitized World” In T.A. Flowers & L. A. Flowers (Eds.). Engaging African American Families in Literacy. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing (Forthcoming).
2018 Berry-McCrea, Erin L. A review of Wyletta Gamble-Lomax’s “The lived experience of African American women mentors: What it means to guide as community pedagogues.” Journal of Negro Education (Forthcoming).
2018 Erin L. Berry-McCrea and Loviglio, J. & A review of Sonja D. Williams’ “Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom” Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media Vol 16:1 (In Press).
2017 Flowers, T. A. & Erin L. Berry “21st Century Black Codes in K-12 School Policies Related to Black Hair”. Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education (In Press).
- Member, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
- Member, National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)
- Member, Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)
- Member, National Council of Black Studies (NCBS)
- Member, National Communication Association (NCA)
- Member, Southeastern Conference on Linguistics (SECOL)
Awards and Honors
- 2018 Language, Literacy, and Culture Program Graduate Student Dissertation Fellowship, UMBC; $2,000
- 2018 NCTE Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award, NCTE; $1,000 https://goo.gl/f79U9J
- 2017 Dresher Center Residential Graduate Student Research Fellowship, Dresher Center for the Humanities, UMBC; $1,500 https://dreshercenter.umbc.edu/archives/previous-graduate-student-research-fellows/
- 2017 Towson University Diversity Faculty Fellowship (Individual Research Project); $1,500
- 2017 Towson University Diversity Faculty Fellowship Grant (Individual Research Project); $750
- 2016 Erin L. Berry and Talisha Dunn-Square. Co-Recipients of Academic Transformation Grant for Course Redesign of COMM 240: Introduction to Mass Communications, Bowie State University; $6,000
- 2015 Jodi Crandall Fellowship for Research in Language, Literacy & Culture at UMBC to support pre-dissertation research; $400
- 2015 Scholarly Development Award from the Dresher Center for the Humanities, UMBC; $1,000
- 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award for the College of Arts & Sciences, Bowie State University
- 2010 Second Place for Graduate Student Research, Eastern Communications Association Centennial Scholarship Program
- 2009 Institutional Merit Scholarship, Bowie State University; $750
“If I didn’t define myself for myself; I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive”– Audre Lorde