Allison Trope, PhD
Clinical Professor of Communication
Director of the Critical Media Project
Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
University of Southern California
Dr. Trope bases her reflection on media literacy from her perspective as an expert in media and communication, as well as on a clip of testimony by Romana Farrington, a survivor of the Holocaust, who tells of her experience with hiding her identity and antisemitism. Dr. Trope highlights the importance of being aware and critical of the standards that are projected through the media in relation to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality and socioeconomic class.