Having just recently graduated and having accepted a position as Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University, Dr. Pixley has been featured in a New York Times article discussing her work with The Authority Collective, “…a group of womxn, femmes, trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people of color reclaiming their authority in the photography, film and VR/AR industries.”
During her time with us at UCSD she worked closely with her adviser Professor Zeinabu irene Davis on her dissertation which focused on contemporary visual journalism industry practices/practitioners and considering the role of the visual media producer in sociocultural construction/dissemination. Her research has been published in the peer-reviewed journal The Black Scholar and she was a 2016 Visiting Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism of Harvard University, researching and writing about how to improve inequities behind the documentary camera, publishing a Nieman Reports cover story on visual journalism’s lack of diverse perspectives which was awarded the 2017 FOLIO Ozzie for Best B2B Single Article.
Dr. Pixley has also worked extensively as a photojournalist working for clients such as The New York Times, Newsweek, ESPN Magazine, ProPublica, CHOICES Magazine, Sunday Mirror, USC Magazine, Bloomsbury, GA Tech Magazine, International Herald Tribune, and Talking Points Memo. Her writing and documentary films have also been widely published and screened. Visit her official site for more about our alumna Dr. Tara Pixley.