Bryan Jenkins

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Bryan Jenkins—Community Voice

Bryan M. Jenkins, Ph.D. is a 2022 graduate of the Communication, Culture and Media Studies
program at Howard University. His research explores how marginalized groups utilize the digital
space as a tool to educate and empower one another. His dissertation investigates Black
podcasts as a critical educational tool for Black communities that continues the traditions of
Black orality. Bryan is a 2022 inductee into the Yale University Bouchet Graduate Honor Society
and has been recognized as a 2022 Rising Graduate Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher
Education. Bryan was also recognized as an Ernest E. Just and Percy L. Julian Research
Fellow through Howard University’s Graduate School. His research has been published in the
Popular Culture Studies Journal, Digital Humanities Quarterly and the Howard Journal of
Communications. While a student at Howard, Bryan served as the president of the CCMS
Graduate Student Organization, a teaching assistant, and the inaugural Doctoral Fellow for the
Traditional Arts DC program where he worked on projects that documented the importance of
Black Washington, D.C. natives’ culture and art. Currently, Dr. Jenkins is serving as a
Postdoctoral Researcher at Howard University for Project REFOCUS, where he engages with
communities about the importance of art as a coping and healing mechanism.