Ever Josue Figueroa

Ever Josue Figueroa
  • Assistant Professor

Contact Info

Stauffer-Flint Hall, room 205D
1435 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045


Ever Josue Figueroa is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Kansas. He received his journalism B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include sports media, the sociology of digital media production, and media representations of race and gender. In particular, he focuses on analyzing sports journalism, entertainment journalism and live-stream culture. Currently, he is researching eSports culture and the social influences on the production of eSports media content. His journal articles have been published in New Media & Society, Journalism, Howard Journal of Communications and Feminist Media Studies.


B.A. in Journalism, University of Texas at Austin
M.A. in Journalism, University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D. in Journalism, University of Texas at Austin


Research interests:

  • Sports media
  • Sociology of digital media production
  • Media representations of race and gender

Selected Publications

Graber, S, Figueroa E.J. & Vasudevan, K. (2019). Oh, Say, Can you Kneel: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Newspaper Coverage of Colin Kaepernick’s Star-Spangled Anthem Racial Protest. Howard Journal of Communication, 10.1080/10646175.2019.1670295

Bock, M. A., Cueva Chacón, L. M., Jung, H., Sturm, H. A., & Figueroa, E. J. (2018). The faces of local TV news in America: youth, whiteness, and gender disparities in station publicity photos. Feminist Media Studies, 1-18. Bock,

M. A., & Figueroa, E. J. (2018). Faith and reason: An analysis of the homologies of Black and Blue Lives Facebook pages. New Media & Society, 20(9), 3097-3118.

Figueroa, E. J. (2017). News organizations, ideology, and work routines: A multi-level analysis of environmental journalists. Journalism, 1464884917727386.