Thursday, May 5 at 3:30pm
Freedom Forum Conference Center, Carroll Hall
Catherine Knight Steele is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Maryland - College Park and the author of Digital Black Feminism. Dr. Steele directs the Black Communication and Technology lab (BCaT) as a part of the Digital Inquiry, Speculation, Collaboration, & Optimism (DISCO) Network funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Her research focuses on race, gender, and media, with a specific emphasis on African American culture and discourse in traditional and 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.