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Department of Communication & Media IDEAs Lecture with Dr. Catherine Knight Steele

From the archive to TikTok: Care and feeding as Digital Black Feminist Praxis
Thursday, February 16, 2023
2:30-4:00 PM
Space 2435 North Quad Map
atherine Knight Steele is an Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Maryland - College Park and was the Founding Director of the African American Digital Humanities Initiative (AADHum). She now directs the Black Communication and Technology lab (BCaT) as a part of the Digital Inquiry, Speculation, Collaboration, & Optimism Network funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. and the Digital Studies in Art & Humanities graduate certificate at the University of Maryland.

Her research focuses on race, gender, and media, with a specific emphasis on Black culture and discourse in new media. She examines representations of marginalized communities in the media and how groups resist oppression and practice joy using online technology to create spaces of community.

She is the author of Doing Black Digital Humanities with Radical Intentionality (forthcoming May 2023, Routledge) and Digital Black Feminism (NYU Press 2021), which examines the relationship between Black women and technology as a centuries-long gendered and racial project in the U.S and was the 2022 winner of the Association of Internet Research Nancy Baym Book Award and Diamond Anniversary Book Award for the National Communication Association.
Building: North Quad
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: American Culture, Blackness, Digital Culture, Digital Humanities, Digital Studies, Diversity Equity And Inclusion, Gender Studies, Lecture, Social Media, Women's Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Communication and Media, Department of Film, Television, and Media, Women's and Gender Studies Department, Department of American Culture, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion