Myra Washington is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication & Journalism at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Washington's teaching and research interests are in critical media and cultural studies, rhetoric, and both Asian American and African American studies. Her work revolves around representations of race, mixed-race, gender, and sexuality within popular culture. Most recently, her research has focused on non-White racially mixed people, specifically Blasians — Black + Asian. She received her Ph.D. in Communication and Media Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2012.