Marquese McFerguson

Marquese McFerguson


PhD, University of South Florida, Communication Studies, 2020 
MA, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2010 
BA, Ouachita Baptist University,  2005 


Areas of Expertise: Critical Media Studies, Hip Hop Studies, Gender Studies, Performance auto/ethnography, Intercultural Communication 

Dr. Marquese McFerguson is an Assistant Professor of Intercultural Communication within the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University. His scholarship and teaching examine how individuals in society communicate, perform and (re)imagine identity across a diverse number of cultural intersections including race, class, gender, and sexual orientation. His research agenda is centered on building bridges of understanding across cultures by examining how racialized identities are produced/portrayed by media makers and interpreted/ performed by media audiences. His research about representation and media-created scripts is guided by feminist, aesthetic, and narrative sensibilities and situated within the interdisciplinary fields of Communication Studies and African American Studies. Dr. McFerguson is also an award-winning slam poet and teaching artist who has performed at academic institutions and performance venues throughout the United States and United Kingdom.

Recent Publications

Durham, A., McFerguson, M., Sanders, S., & Woodruffe, A. (2020). The Future of Autoethnography is Black. Journal of Autoethnography, 1(3), 289-296. 

Recent Media

A Mile In My Shoes Podcast Episode 




COM 4930 – Hip Hop: Communicating Identity 

COM 4703 – Storytelling: The History of Slam/Spoken Word Poetry 

SPC 3710 – Intercultural Communication 

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