Antoine Haywood is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication. Prior to studying at Annenberg, he spent fifteen years working in public access television and community radio in Atlanta and Philadelphia. During his professional career, he has played an active role in building the field of community media through his work with the Alliance for Community Media, National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture, Allied Media Project, Rockwood Leadership Institute, Media Action Grassroots Network, and the Youth Media Reporter. Antoine holds a B.A. in English from Morehouse College and an M.A. in Media Studies from the New School University and his research interests include media activism, public policy reform, and community-based models for access to education. Beyond his extensive work as a media activist, he is also a video producer, guitarist, and vinyl DJ. Antoine is a proud native of West Palm Beach, Florida.