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Fresh Off The [Digital] Presses

My latest paper is out with ADA: A Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology. This paper began with a discussion on Twitter, transitioned to a blog post here, morphed into … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 5 Comments

Acknowledgements

It seemed only right that I share my dissertation acknowledgements seeing as how many of you, out there and in here, helped me on this journey. Thank you. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS There … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · 3 Comments

Forced Context Collapse or The Right to Hide in Plain Sight

There is a whole brand of (mostly digital) journalism that culls social media content for stories. We can argue about the extent to which that is reporting as opposed to … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Creating #Havoc at #VCUSOCY

It may surprise you to learn that I live a great deal of my life off-line. I know, I know, hear me out on this fantastical possibility. Recently, I’ve been … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · 22 Comments

When White Men Love Black Women on TV

With Olivia and Fitz and Annalise and Sam it has been noted that there’s a mainstream pop culture revolution happening in the representation of white men in relationships with black women. … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · 26 Comments

A Year of Sociology, Higher Ed and Blood-letting

My dear friend and collaborator Audrey Watters writes a massive end of year review on education and technology at her place, Hack Education. I do not share Audrey’s stamina but … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · 6 Comments

Racists Getting Fired: The Sins of Whiteness on Social Media

Having a race is one long math equation. When you speak well and choose the right fork you can be a credit to “your race”. And so, of course, there … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · 2 Comments
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