Dr. Camille Kraeplin spent nearly a decade working as a food writer/restaurant critic and features editor for publications including The Dallas Morning News and Texas Monthly. She developed an interest in studying media representations of racial and ethnic groups while working as a newspaper reporter in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her research focuses on the intersection of race, ethnicity, class and gender and how these factors affect both media use and portrayals, especially portrayals of women. Kraeplin also completed one of the first broad-based studies of media convergence. She is the author of a number of journal articles and book chapters and often presents her work at conferences. She enjoys teaching such critical studies courses as “Women & Minorities in the Media” and “Human Rights & the Journalist” for the Journalism Division, as well as introductory writing courses. She received both her master’s and doctorate in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.
CCJN 2303: Writing and Editing for Journalists
CCJN 4360: Women & Minorities in the Mass Media
CCJN 4380: Objectivity & Bias in the News
CCJN 5305: Topics in Critical Studies, Human Rights & the Journalist
Kraeplin, Camille. “Minority Females & the Thin Ideal: Ethnic versus Mainstream Fashion Magazines and Their Effects on Acculturation & Body Image in Young Black & Latino Women", Journal of Research on Women & Gender - Fall 2011.
Kraeplin, Camille. “Two Tales of One City: How Cultural Perspective Influenced the Framing of a Pre-Civil Rights Story in Dallas", American Journalism, Winter 2008, 73-97.
Kraeplin, Camille, and Carrie Anna Criado. “Surveys Show TV/Newspapers Maintaining Partnerships,” Newspaper Research Journal - Fall 2006, 52-65.
Kraeplin, Camille, and Carrie Anna Criado. “Building a Case for a Convergence Journalism Curriculum,” Journalism and Mass Communication Educator - Spring 2005, 47-56.