Linsay M. Cramer - Coastal Carolina University
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Linsay M. Cramer, Ph.D.

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Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” - Dr. Cornel West


Dr. Linsay M. Cramer earned her Ph.D. in 2017 from the School of Media & Communication at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Dr. Cramer grew up on a third-generation family farm in Unionville, Michigan before earning her B.A. and M.A. from Western Michigan University. Her research is centered in critical intercultural communication and racial and critical rhetorical criticism. Her research examines the discursive constructions of race, whiteness, and postracism, and their intersections with gender in mediated sport and various forms of film, TV, and popular culture. She also studies whiteness and critical pedagogy, advocating for more just instructional practices in higher education. Dr. Cramer recently received the Top Faculty Paper Award with her co-author, Dr. Gabe Cruz, in the Critical and Cultural Studies Division of the National Communication Association (2020) for their project entitled, “Whiteness, masculinity, and amorality in Netfilix’s The Punisher.” Dr. Cramer teaches courses related to communication and sport, race, rhetoric, media, culture, persuasion, media literacy, and research methods.


Ph.D. in Media & Communication, Bowling Green State University (2017)

Interesting Facts

Dr. Cramer lived in Slovakia and Germany for three years with her husband Steve while he played European professional basketball.


Critical intercultural communication, communication and sport, whiteness, rhetoric, critical pedagogy, racial and gender inequities in the NFL and NBA.

Recent Publications

Cramer, L. M. (2019). Whiteness and the postracial imaginary in Disney’s Zootopia. Howard Journal of Communications. doi: 10.1080/10646175.2019.1666070. Retrieved from

Cramer, L. M. (2019). Postracism mythology: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s “heroic” banishment of racism from the NBA. Communication and Sport. 7(3), 271-291.  doi: 10.1177/216749518769895

Cramer, L. M. (2019). Cam Newton and Russell Westbrook’s symbolic resistance to whiteness in the NFL and NBA. Howard Journal of Communications. 30(1), 57 75. doi: 10.1080/10646175.2018.1439421

Cramer, L. M. (2016). The whitening of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’Communication Studies67(4), 474-487. doi:10.1080/10510974.2016.1205640

González, A., & Cramer, L. M. (2016). Building toward inclusion: A response to forum essays. Communication Education65(1), 125-127. doi:10.1080/03634523.2015.1110606

Cramer, L. M. (2015). Teaching the foundations of media literacy in the basic communication course. The Forensic100, 13-32.

Research Interests

Rhetorical criticism, critical intercultural communication, whiteness studies, postracism, popular media, sport, critical communication pedagogy

Teaching Areas 

Sports Communication, research methods, pedagogy, persuasion, intercultural communication, race, rhetoric, media, media literacy.