Cover of Dr. Heather Harris' nookCongratulation to Dr. Heather Harris, professor of  Communication at Stevenson University, on the publication of her second edited book.

Amazon writes, "The FLOTUS Effect emphasizes the import of agency on the part of Michelle Obama in relation to her politics as evidenced in her positionality and presence as the first African American woman to serve as First Lady of the United States of America. Her occupation of a previously white space and place tended to frame her as an enigma in the American mind and media. Contributors reflect on Mrs. Obama’s eight years in her ceremonial position, and the ways she chose to uniquely embody her role. Hence, the result is a volume that speculates upon her evolving legacy, and the likely 'effects' of what it meant to be the first African-American woman to serve in the ceremonial, yet powerful, role of FLOTUS."

With collaborator Kimberly R. Moffitt of UMBC, Harris examines the topics of race, gender, representation, politics, and communication in this edited volume.

Congratulations to these talented professors!