Kay-Anne Darlington

Kay-Anne Darlington



Dr. Kay-Anne Darlington


Assistant Professor of Communication


Bunce School of Education & Liberal Arts



Wood Hall




Rio Grande Main Campus

Office Hours

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Ph.D., Mass Communication, Ohio University, 2015

– Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Graduate Certificate

M.A., International Studies, specialization: Communication & Development Studies, Ohio University, 2010

– African Community Health Graduate Certificate

B.A. Media and Communication, University of the West Indies (Kingston, Jamaica), 2005



Kingori, C., Nkansah, M. A., Haile, Z., Darlington, K., & Basta, T. (2017). Factors associated with HIV related stigma among college students in the Midwest. AIMS Public Health, 4(4), 347-363. doi: 10.3934/publichealth.2017.4.347.

Darlington, K. (2017). Communicating gender in Jamaican HIV Advertisements: A textual analysis of television campaigns. Ohio Communication Journal 55, 190-206.

Haile, Z., Kingori, C., Darlington, K., Basta, T., & Chavan, B. (2016). HIV risk perception among college students at a University in the Midwest. Sexuality & Culture. doi:10.1007/s12119-016-9380-z

Darlington, K., Basta, T. & Obregon, R. (2012): Cross-generational relationships in rural Jamaica. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies. doi:10.1080/17450128.2011.647729

Presentations & Lectures


Choyke, K. & Darlington, K. (2018). Fantasies of black manhood: Black masculinities in Brenda Jackson’s Westmoreland Series. Presented at the Researching the Romance Conference at Bowling Green State University, April 2018, Bowling Green, Ohio

Darlington, K., Jenkins, K., Pelletier, J., & Guy, D. (2017). How are communication students and graduates applying their knowledge? A discussion of ‘the good, the bad, and the ugly’ with current communication students and recent graduates. Presented at the Ohio Communication Association (OCA) conference in Springfield, Ohio

Basta, T., Kingori, C., Haile, Z., Darlington, K., Gerome Zuchowski, J., & Broecker, J. (2016).  Pregnancy expectations and experiences of women living in rural Appalachia.  Presented at the Appalachian Translational Research Network Annual Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio

Basta, T., Darlington, K., Haile, Z. & Kingori, C. (2015). HIV-related knowledge and stigma towards individuals living with HIV among college students in Ohio. Presented at the annual Health Educator’s Institute October 2015, Deer Creek State Park, Ohio

Darlington, K. (2015). ‘Baby mi rate yuh inno:’ The ‘love and trust’ paradigm in Jamaican HIV/AIDS PSAs and recommendations for encouraging healthy sexual communication. Presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender (OSCLG), October 2015, Bowling Green, Kentucky

Darlington, K. (2015). ‘Man fi have nuff gyal’: The use of gender stereotypes in Jamaican HIV prevention television advertisements from 2003 to 2012. Presented at the Southern States Communication Association Convention, April 2015, Tampa, Florida

Cooper, A., Darlington, K. & Laio, K. (2014). Top Poster: The United Nations: Images from two worlds, 1945-1965. Poster prepared and presented by Kay-Anne Darlington at the Ohio Communication Association 78th Annual Conference, October 2014, Columbus, Ohio

Darlington, K. (2014). Gender and sexual representation in Jamaican HIV prevention television advertisements. Presented at the Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Conference ‘Breaking ground and building bridges: Communication, gender, and social change in global communities’, February 2014, Athens, Ohio

Darlington, K. (2012). MTV 16 & Pregnant: Symbolic violence and its impact on teenagers’ identities. Presented at the National Communication Association (NCA) Annual Conference, March 2012, Phoenix, Arizona

Darlington, K. (2011). Same old same old? A content analysis of the framing of Haiti in the news after the 2010 earthquake in the Jamaica Gleaner & the New York Times. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Annual Conference, August 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri

Darlington, K. (2010). Cross generational relationships in rural Jamaica: Working with men for social transformation. Presented at the CommDev Conference, April 2010 at Ohio University

Darlington, K. (2010). Young women at risk: Cross generational relationships in Jamaica. Presented at the Ohio Latin Americanist Conference (OLAC), February 2010 at Ohio University

Darlington K. (2009). Caribbean Expectations of Obama’s Presidency. Presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies (PCCLAS), November 2009, at El Camino College, Torrance, California

Darlington, K. (2009). USAID in the Caribbean: Theories influencing the design and implementation of USAID-funded health campaigns in the Caribbean. Presented at Global Fusion Conference, October 2009 at the University of Texas at Austin

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