LaCharles Ward, Ph.D.

Portrait of LaCharles Ward
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Media at Risk

LaCharles Ward is an educator, writer, and interdisciplinary scholar of black visual and cultural studies. He received his Ph.D. from the Rhetoric and Public Culture Program in the School of Communication at Northwestern University, where he also had a graduate affiliation in the Department of African American Studies. His research spans the areas of black visual culture as theory and method, black feminist theory, history and theories of photography, race and technology, materiality of death, and black protest cultures. His scholarship is driven by a refusal to allow the State and other death producing entities to have the last word on Black life. When he is not teaching or writing, you can find him exploring his hometown of Chicago, eating his way through every city he visits, spending ample time in art museums, cooking and hosting friends, and taking photographs that he has yet to share with the world.   

LaCharles Ward is a postdoctoral fellow with the Center for Media at Risk.

Ward's Network

  • Activism, Communication, and Social Justice
  • Culture and Communication
  • Center for Media at Risk