I’m Josh Grimm and I’m currently an assistant professor at Louisiana State University, where I teach multimedia journalism and broadcast news. I graduated Otterbein College majoring in history and journalism before attending the University of Texas at Austin for my Master’s degree in journalism. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in July of 2009, and taught at Texas Tech University for three years before moving from Lubbock to Baton Rouge. My research focuses on representations of race in journalism, particularly portrayals of immigrants and immigration legislation.
That’s my research. As for me, I grew up in a small Ohio town with three sisters, a brother, Mom, and Dad. I love running, cross-country skiing, swimming, racquetball, cooking, eating, reading, and have a borderline-unhealthy obsession with college football (I’m a diehard, lifelong Ohio State Buckeye) and movies (especially classic “monster movies” from the 1950s and 1960s). I love steak, summer, and happiness, but I cannot stand clichés, intolerant people, moral hypocrites, and when people say “Daylight SavingS Time.” I watch way too many TV shows, I really enjoy hanging out with my friends (even though we’re kind of spread out now), and, while I can boast of few things, I have an impressive knowledge of James Bond movies.
Oh, and even though I have an opinion on pretty much everything, I’d much rather joke around and talk about things we agree on than battle over deeply-entrenched ideologies.