Cerise Glenn Manigault, Ph.D.

Cerise Glenn Manigault, Ph.D.


112 Ferguson Building

Affiliate Faculty Member: African American and African Diasporic Studies Program

Specializations: Organizational Communication, Communication Theory, African-American Culture and Identity, Intercultural Communication


  • Ph.D., Howard University
  • M.S., North Carolina State University
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville

Scholarly Interests:

Cultural identity and identity negotiation, African-American communication and culture, occupational socialization and identification of diverse groups, organizational culture, third wave/intersectional feminism

Courses Taught:

  • CST 300: Communication Theory
  • CST 308: Organizational Communication
  • CST 337: Intercultural Communication
  • CST 412: Communication Internship
  • CST 460: Popular Culture and Media
  • CST 520: African-American Culture and Identity
  • CST 601: Engaging Communication Theories
  • CST 612: Social Identity in Popular Culture and Media
  • CST 650: Research Practicum

Refereed  Journal Articles

Glenn, C.L. (2015). Activism or “slacktivism?”: Digital media and organizing for social change, Communication Teacher, 29(2), 81-85. DOI:10.1080/17404622.2014.1003310

Spieldenner, A.R. & Glenn, C.L. (2014). Scripting hate crimes: Victim,space and perpetrator defining hate, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 28(1), 123-135. DOI:10.1080/10304312.2013.854873

Glenn, C.L. & Spieldenner, A.R. (2013). An intersectional analysis of television narratives of African American women with African American men on “the Down Low,” Sexuality & Culture, 17(3), 401-416. DOI:10.1007/s12119-013-9189-y

Glenn, C.L. & Johnson, D.L. (2012).  “What they see as acceptable:” A co-cultural theoretical analysis of Black male students at a Predominantly White Institution, Howard Journal of Communications, 23(4), 351-368. DOI: 10.1080/10646175.2012.722817

(awarded the 2013 Outstanding Journal Article Award from the African American Communication and Culture Division of the National Communication Association)

Glenn, C.L. & Cunningham, L. (2009). Black magic: The magical Negro and White salvation in film, Journal of Black Studies, 40(2), 135-152. DOI 10.1177/0021934707307831

Book Chapters

Glenn, C.L. & Johnson, D.L. (2013). Life in Black and White:  Cautionary tales of internalizing cultural norms of race, class, and gender in The Family that Preys. In J. Bell & R.L. Jackson (Eds.), Interpreting Tyler Perry: Perspectives on race, class, gender, and sexuality (pp. 148-175). New York, NY: Routledge.

Glenn, C.L. (2013). White masculinity and the TV sitcom dad: Tracing the “progression” of portrayals of fatherhood. In R.L. Jackson & J. Moshin (Eds.), Communicating marginalized masculinities: Identity politics in TV, film, and new media, (pp. 174-188). New York, NY: Routledge.

Glenn, C.L. (2012). Stepping in and stepping out: Examining the way anticipatory career socialization impacts identity negotiation of African-American women in academia. In G.Chang, C. G. Gonzalez, Y. Flores-Niemann, A. Harris, & G. Gutierrez y Muhs (Eds.)  Presumed incompetent: The intersections of race and class for women in academia, (pp.133-141).Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado.

Jackson II, R.L., Glenn, C.L., & Morant Williams, K. (2012). Self-identity and culture. In A. Kurylo (Ed.), Inter/Cultural communication: Representation and construction of culture, (pp. 117-140). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.  

Glenn, C.L. & Long, S.D. (2012). Utilizing exploratory qualitative data collection in small organizations: Consulting for the Multi-Cultural Community Connections (MCC). In D.L. Anderson (Ed.), Cases and exercises in organization development and change, (pp. 39-50). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Long, S.D. & Glenn, C.L. (2012). Considering phenomenology in virtual work. In S.D.Long (Ed.), Virtual work and human interaction research: Qualitative and quantitative approaches, (pp. 248-256). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Glenn, C.L. (2011). Navigating new terrains: Socialization challenges of African-American female tenure track faculty in the STEM disciplines. In M. Niles & N. Gordon (Eds.), Still searching for our mothers’ gardens: Experiences of new, tenure track faculty of color at “majority” institutions, (pp. 237-255). Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

Glenn, C.L. (2011). You can have a man OR a career: Negotiating perceptions of African-American female professors’ social identities. In E. Gilchrist (Ed.), The experiences of single African-American women professors: With this PhD, I thee wed, (pp. 221-234). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Glenn, C.L. & Jackson, II, R.L. (2010). Re-negotiating identity in the field of communication. In S. Allan (Ed.), Rethinking communication: Keywords in communication research (International Communication Association Theme Book Series), (pp. 137-149). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Essays, Reviews, and Encyclopedia Entries

Glenn, C.L. (2011). Braxton Family Values. [Review of the television series Braxton Family Values, produced by T. Braxton & T. Braxton]. Women and Language, 34(2), 153-154.

Glenn, C. L. (2010). Immediacy. In R.L. Jackson, II (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Identity. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Glenn, C. L. (2010). Perceptual filtering. In R.L. Jackson, II (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Identity. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Glenn, C. L. (2010). Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis. In R.L. Jackson, II (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Identity. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Grants Awarded

  • Engaging Middle School Children in Discourses of Identity, College, and Careers, Community-Based Research Grant, $1000 (2013-2014)
  • Group Mentoring Approaches to the Research and Publication Process: Utilizing Online Research Groups for Graduate Students and Tenure Track Professors, National Communication Association, $5000 (2012-2014)
  • Occupational Socialization and Identity in the Professoriate: Examining Experiences of Graduate Students and Tenure-Track Faculty of Color, Summer Excellence Grant, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, $5000 (Summer 2011)
  • Occupational Socialization and Identity in the Professoriate: Examining Experiences of Graduate Students and Tenure-Track Faculty of Color, New Faculty Research Grant, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, $5000, (2010-2011)
  • Professional and Cultural Identity Negotiation of African-American Students, New Faculty Program Mini-Grant, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, $1000, (2010-2011)


National Communication Association
Eastern Communication Association
The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender
National Alumni Council, University of North Carolina at Asheville