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Brian Graves

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Brian Graves is an Assistant Professor of Media and Technology at Florida State University. His interests include media writing and production, the cultural construction of knowledge, political economy of media, studies of the American South, Gullah/Geechee culture, and critical race studies. In addition to publishing scholarly research articles, he has written, produced, and directed numerous award-winning film, television, and new media productions.


  • Ph.D., Communication Studies, 2010; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.A., Communication Studies, 2005; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.A., Media Arts, 1999; University of South Carolina Honors College

Publications & Research

  • Graves, Brian (2013) “A Glimpse Into the Past: Communication, Cultural Tourism, and the Political Economy of Modern Gullah Preservation.” In Studies in American Culture, Vol. 36, No. 1. Pub. American Culture Association in the South, Lexington, VA.
  • Graves, Brian (2011). “Between ‘Preservation’ and ‘Progress:’ Gullah Landownership and Commercial Development on James Island, SC.” In Southern Studies, Vol. 18, No. 2. Pub. The Southern Studies Institute, Natchitoches, LA.