Dayna Chatman, Ph.D.

George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow, Annenberg School for Communication

Dayna E. Chatman, Ph.D., is a George Gerber Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication. Chatman is a feminist media scholar whose areas of research include the contemporary television industry and audience and fan studies. First, her research focuses on the ways racial, gender, and cultural politics are navigated and deployed within decision-making and production practices within the television industry, specifically amongst network executives, showrunners, producers, writers, and talent agencies. Secondly, Chatman is interested in the examination of social media spaces in which Black viewers and fans’ consume, discuss, and interact with post-network era (mid 2000s to the present) television programs driven by Black female protagonists.

Dayna Chatman is a George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication.

Chatman's Network

  • Culture and Communication
  • Digital Media and Social Networks
  • Media and Communication Effects
  • Media Institutions and Systems
  • Visual Communication