Dr. Tegan Bratcher (she/her), is a Senior Researcher at the Geena Davis Institute and a lecturer at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. She completed her Ph.D. as a Roy H. Park fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Bratcher’s research is focused on using critical lenses to examine social and strategic communication through podcasts and other digital media. Her work specifically examines race, gender and cultural identity. She has won numerous awards for her research on podcasts, including a Top Student Paper Award at the International Communication Association (ICA) annual conference and the INSPIRE and SPARK awards from the American Political Science Association (APSA). Dr. Bratcher’s work is featured in “PR Journal” and the “Atlantic Journal of Communication.” She is currently working on a book chapter to be published by John Hopkins University Press as well as her own book focusing on Black Podcasters to be published by Lexington Books. In addition to all of this, Dr. Bratcher is also currently working as a historical researcher for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.