Institute Speaker/Panelist Bio

Ninochka McTaggart, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Ninochka McTaggart, Ph.D. is a Senior Researcher at the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and she holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Riverside. Her research interests include representations of racial and gender dynamics and stereotyping in mass media and popular culture. She served as guest curator of the exhibit, “Don’t Believe the Hype”: L.A. Asian Americans in Hip Hop at the Chinese American Museum in 2018. Her research has been featured on KPCC, KCET, CGTN America and in the L.A. Weekly. Dr. McTaggart has published in Sociological Inquiry and contributed to Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia (Sage, 2014) and The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture (2020). She recently published a book on white privilege, racial hierarchy and intersectionality with Dr. Eileen O’Brien entitled White Privilege: The Persistence of Racial Hierarchy in a Culture of Denial (Cognella, 2020).

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