Dr. Monique A. Gamble
Dr. Monique A. Gamble is an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia. Dr. Gamble specializes in race, culture, and U.S. politics. Her academic vision is inspired by the intersectional work of black feminist scholars and a lifetime of black cultural events — from growing up watching the HBCU-based television show A Different World, to live-tweeting Beyoncé’s Lemonade. Dr. Gamble believes media are powerful tools of pedagogy that can inspire political engagement. As such, her academic and creative work centers on the narratives of marginalized groups, highlighting the relationship between culture and power. As a photographer and screenwriter, she creates stories of black life, as shown through her images that appeared in the 2017 gallery exhibit, “Songs of My People: 25 Years Later.” In 2018, Dr. Gamble’s chapter on the visibility of black women and femmes in black liberation movements, was published in the anthology, Outside In: Voices from the Margins. She is currently writing an encyclopedia of LGBTQ representations in popular culture, titled Queer Through the Decades. Her upcoming research studies the influence of LGBTQ media representation in black queer women’s participation in electoral politics.