Jasmin M. Goodman is a doctoral candidate in the Communication, Culture and Media Studies program at Howard University. She completed her B.A. in Mass Media Arts (Business Administration minor) from Clark Atlanta University and her M.S. in Journalism from Ohio University.
Goodman’s dissertation research titled, “Race, Gender and the Construction of Television Character Narratives: A Critical Examination of the Hollywood Writers’ Room” examines the gender and cultural dynamics that shape the experiences of professional TV writers, as well as influences the images and stories seen on television. Using ethnographic observations, semi-structured interviews, and a quantitative survey, this study also investigates the processes for creating television narratives for women characters and characters of color.
Goodman recently expanded her research to include social media and social justice. Her most recent projects include a critical discourse analysis of the #WhatWereYouWearing sexual assault hashtag campaign; a critical examination of how Black women use social media to share personal medical anecdotes and health advocacy strategies; and, lastly, an analysis of Facebook Watch’s Red Table Talk, specifically examining “The Racial Divide: Women of Color and White Women” episode.
As a teaching associate at Howard University, Goodman served as team lead for developing a course for undergraduate business and communication students. Prior to enrolling at Howard, Goodman lectured in the Digital Film and Video Production program at The Art Institutes of Atlanta. She also co-founded the ATLWebFest at Georgia Tech, the first Web series festival the Southeast formed at the intersection of the business, technology, and entertainment industries.
Goodman is a member of the National Association for Media Literacy Education's Student Leadership Council and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.