Antoine Haywood

Antoine Haywood

Antoine Haywood
  • Doctoral Candidate

Antoine Haywood studies how communities of color use geographically defined communication infrastructures to facilitate civic participation, democratic communication, collective learning, and community care.

Antoine Haywood’s immediate research focuses on understanding the contemporary relevance of Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) cable television infrastructure. His autoethnographic methodology evaluates the resonance of African American participation in local storytelling networks and PEG-funded community media centers. Before his time at Annenberg, Haywood worked as a community engagement director at People TV, Atlanta, GA (2005-2010), and Philadelphia Community Access Media (PhillyCAM), Philadelphia, PA (2010-2018). He has served on boards of foundations and community media organizations, including Radio Free Georgia, the Alliance for Community Media, and the Independence Public Media Foundation. In addition to his community media interests, he collects vinyl records, directs documentary videos, and performs as a local musician. He holds a B.A. in English from Morehouse College and an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School. He is a proud native of West Palm Beach, Florida.


  • B.A., Morehouse College, 2002
  • M.A., The New School, 2005
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2020

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