MARC Workshop

Leslie Jones, Penn Sociology Ph.D. Candidate; "Toward an Intellectual Genealogy of Digitally Enabled Black Feminism"
Annenberg 300
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

In this presentation, Jones will situate Black cyberfeminism on Twitter within a history of Black technoculturalinnovation. Building on three years of participant observation as well her own archive of Twitter screenshots and scraped tweets, she asserts that there is a distinct and powerful Black cyberfeminist counterpublic on Twitter. Ultimately, Jones argues that Black cyberfeminists are the theoretical vanguard of a popular intersectional feminism.