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is an 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 Digital Black Resistance (University of California Press).

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As a critical digital media scholar, I study the intersections between race, gender, and digital media culture. I am currently finishing my first book, Digital Black Resistance (University of California Press), where I explore the shifting nature of Black resistance strategies online. Broadly, I am interested in Black publics online who deploy their social and cultural tools to challenge dominant institutions and narratives.

I primarily use qualitative methods, such as interviews and discourse analysis, in my work and I also collaborate with social science and computer science colleagues to explore the connections between critical cultural scholarship and ‘big data’ analyses. Ultimately, my 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.

I live in St. Louis with my husband, two incredible daughters, and family dog, Miles.

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Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive St. Louis, MO 63130
African and African American Studies Department
Program in Film and Media Studies

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