Peter Wall Smith

Peter Wall Smith teaches first year writing at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and works as an office assistant in the Student Affairs division at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He recently graduated from Western Carolina University with an M.A in English and before that received his B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin. In the spring, he completed his master’s thesis, which explores Richard Wright’s interactions with and challenges to media representations of African Americans in his works Native Son and 12 Million Black Voices. His research focuses on the mass media’s role in alienation, marginalization, and oppression. More of his work may be found on his academia.edu page.

Peter’s article, “Remember My Name: Media (Self-)Representations of African Americans from Native Son to Drill Music and Black Lives Matter,” appears in albeit 4.1: Black Lives Matter.