has a joint appointment as Assistant Professor of Critical Black Digital Media Studies in the Department of African and African American Studies and the Program of Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her PhD from the University of Iowa in 2018 and holds an MA and BA in Journalism from the University of Missouri. She is currently working on her first book Reshaping Black Resistance: Strategic Rearticulations in the Digital Age (University of California Press).
Raven Maragh-Lloyd is a digital media and critical race studies scholar whose research examines the intersections between race, gender, and digital media culture. She is currently working on her book, Reshaping Black Resistance: Strategic Rearticulations in the Digital Age (University of California Press), which explores the shifting nature of Black resistance strategies online. More broadly, Maragh-Lloyd is interested in Black publics online who deploy their social and cultural tools in order to challenge dominant institutions and narratives.
Maragh-Lloyd primarily uses qualitative methods, such as interviews and discourse analysis, in her work and also collaborates with social science and computer science colleagues to explore the connections between critical cultural scholarship and ‘big data’ analyses. Ultimately, her scholarship makes central the ways that Black and African-American folks tap into long existing channels of communication toward the goals of community, survival, and visibility.
She currently lives in St. Louis with her husband, two-year-old daughter, and family dog, Miles.
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