Myra Washington

Myra Washington (@myrasu) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication & Journalism at the University of New Mexico. Her teaching and research interests are in critical media and cultural studies, rhetoric, and both Asian American and African American studies. Dr. Washington’s work revolves around representations of race, mixed-race, gender, and sexuality within popular culture. Most recently, her research has focused on non-White racially mixed people (specifically Blasians-Black + Asian).

Selected Publications:
  1. Washington, M. (2017). Blasian invasion: Racial mixing in the celebrity industrial complex. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.
  2. Washington, M. (2015). “Because I’m Blasian”: Tiger Woods, scandal, and protecting the Blasian brand. Communication, Culture & Critique, 8, 522–539.
  3. Washington, M. (2012). Interracial intimacy: Hegemonic construction of Asian American and black relationships on TV medical dramas. The Howard Journal of Communications, 23, 253–271.