J. Nikol Beckham

Randolph professor to deliver keynote at conference on craft beer culture

J. Nikol Beckham

J. Nikol Beckham, a Randolph communication studies professor, will deliver the keynote lecture, “Craft Beer Culture: Troubling Our Thirst for a Better Brew,” at the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities event, Something’s Brewing: A Symposium on the Craft Beer Movement. The conference begins Friday, November 4, at the University of Tulsa. Beckham will discuss the... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor publishes brewing research

J. Nikol Beckham

Communication studies professor J. Nikol Beckham recently contributed a chapter to Untapped: Exploring the Cultural Dimensions of Craft Beer, from the West Virginia University Press. The volume is currently available for pre-sale and will be released in March 2017. Edited by Nathaniel Chapman, J. Slade Lellock, and Cameron Lippard, Untapped is a collection of 12 previously... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor’s beer research featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

J. Nikol Beckham

Randolph communication Studies professor J. Nikol Beckham was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education for her research on the American brewing industry. Read the full article at http://chronicle.com/article/The-Scholars-Who-Look-at/237319.... READ MORE >>

Summer Research explores links between food access and incarceration

Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women

For two years, communication studies professor J. Nikol Beckham has helped inmates earn their associate’s degrees at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women. This summer, she and two Randolph students are combining her interest in food deserts and her passion for helping those who are incarcerated with a Summer Research project looking at nutritional education... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor to present paper at Cultural Studies Association’s annual conference

J. Nikol Beckham

J. Nikol Beckham, a communication studies professor at Randolph, will present her paper, “From Corner Store to Commissary: Placing Correctional Food Systems in the Food Justice Movement,” at the Cultural Studies Association’s annual conference at Villanova University this week. In her paper, Beckham explores the farm to table process in urban areas as well as... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor discusses craft beer industry on Courage Cocktail radio show

J. Nikol Beckham, communication studies professor at Randolph College, was recently a guest on the Courage Cocktail radio show.

Communication studies professor J. Nikol Beckham was recently a guest on the Courage Cocktail radio show. Previously featured on the show in March 2012, Beckham returned Wednesday, May 4, to give an update about her research on the American brewing industry in an interview with host Lee Anne McClymont. Beckham was joined by Anita Riley,... READ MORE >>

Communication studies professor to discuss the American brewing industry, new book at Hollins

J. Nikol Beckham

Communication studies professor J. Nikol Beckham has a strong interest in what she calls “forgotten skills.” One of those skills is brewing beer, and she will share some of her knowledge about the American brewing industry at Hollins University next week. Beckham’s lecture, “At the Bottom of a Pint of Beer: Where I Found Race,... READ MORE >>

J. Nikol Beckham brings unique experiences and skills to Randolph

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As one of its newest faculty members, communication studies professor J. Nikol Beckham brings teaching and professional experience as well as other unique skills to Randolph College. Beckham earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Virginia Tech and went on to earn a bachelor of fine arts degree in visual communication from American Intercontinental University.... READ MORE >>