Antoine Haywood’s immediate research focuses on understanding the contemporary relevance of public, educational, and governmental (PEG) access media. His ethnographic, practitioner-centered methodology employs community media as a case study to understand the virtuous effects of commons-based media making, nonprofit media services, and localized public communication ecosystems. 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 community media organizations, including Radio Free Georgia and the Alliance for Community Media. In addition to his community media interests, he collects vinyl records, edits video, and occasionally 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.
Antoine Haywood studies how local governments, nonprofit organizations, and citizens use geographically defined communication infrastructures to stimulate civic participation, democratic communication, collective learning, and care.