Black Online Culture, Blackfishing, and Digital Blackface and Welcoming Reception for Dr. André Brock, an Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor

Sep 20, 2023

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Rooms A, B, and C

123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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Please join us in welcoming Dr. André Brock with a receiption at the Iowa City Public Library the day before his talk on campus. There will be a talk by Dr. Brock at 6 p.m., followed by a reception at the Library at 7 p.m. Food & beverages will be provided: light appetizers, dessert, nonalcoholic beverages.

André L. Brock is  an associate professor at the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. He is an interdisciplinary scholar with an MA in English and Rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University and a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His scholarship includes published articles on racial representations in videogames, Black women and weblogs, whiteness, blackness, and digital technoculture, as well as groundbreaking research on Black Twitter. His article “From the Blackhand Side: Twitter as a Cultural Conversation” challenged social science and communication research to confront the ways in which the field preserved “a color-blind perspective on online endeavors by normalizing Whiteness and othering everyone else” and sparked a conversation that continues, as Twitter, in particular, continues to evolve.

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