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CCH Research Seminar


Health Communication Research Seminar

A platform for cutting-edge work in health communication, forging  new collaborations, and building community.

Health Communication Research Seminar
Drama, intrigue, and discussion: The role of telenovelas in facilitation sexual education in Mexican households
Presenter: Sapna Suresh, PhD Student
Presentation date:  October 27, 2021
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What is Black Feminist Health Science Studies?
Presenter: Moya Bailey, PhD
Presentation date:  November 17, 2021
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Research is central to the mission of the Center for Communication and Health. To help keep us all connected and informed, a monthly research seminar hosted by the Center brings together faculty, staff, students, and field experts to discuss cutting-edge work in health communication, forge new collaborations, and build community.
Health Communication Research Seminar is held monthly, on dates to be determined, during the noon hour. Currently, we are limited to hosting the one-hour series via Zoom. The seminars are free and open to everyone. The only requirement is registration in advance.

November 2021

What is Black Feminist Health Science Studies?

Black Feminist Health Science Studies (BFHSS) aims to highlight the necessity of incorporating social justice into medical science. It was created by interdisciplinary scholars who started their careers as undergraduates studying Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Black women’s bodies have been instrumental in the development of medical and scientific breakthroughs that have aided countless humans across the globe. However, the degree to which these advancements have helped the health and well-being of Black women and their communities remains unclear. BFHSS works to bring these historical and contemporary ills to light in an effort to transform medicine, science, and Black people’s relationship to both.

Moya Bailey is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University. Her work focuses on marginalized groups’ use of digital media to promote social justice, and she is interested in how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine. She is the digital alchemist for the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network and the Board President of Allied Media Projects, a Detroit-based movement media organization that supports an ever-growing network of activists and organizers. She is a co-author of #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice (MIT Press, 2020) and is the author of Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance (New York University Press, 2021). She is an MLK Visiting Scholar at MIT for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST

Virtual Presentations via Zoom

       Moya Bailey, PhD

         Associate Professor
         Department of Communication Studies

         School of Communication
         Northwestern University

Upcoming Presenters 

The Health Communication Research Seminar series is returning for AY21-22. 
More details coming soon!

Interested in presenting your research? 

The Center is always looking to host a platform for your work. If you would like to give a talk or recommend a speaker,
please contact Rosa Ortiz (

Past Presentations