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Intersectional Tech: Exploring Black Digital Praxis in Contemporary Gaming
January 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
abstract coming soon!
Kishonna Gray is currently an Assistant Professor in Communication, Gender and Women’s Studies, and affiliate in Black Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She previously served as an MLK Scholar and Visiting Assistant Professor at MIT in Comparative Media Studies and the Women & Gender Studies Program and has served as a Faculty Visitor at the Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research (Cambridge).
Her scholarship is influenced by her interdisciplinary training and grounded in critical race theory and feminist approaches to knowledge production. She interrogates the impact that technology has on culture and how Black users, in particular, influence the creation of technological products and the dissemination of digital artifacts. While her extensive publication record explores how technology disparately impacts women and people of color, her current research interrogates the possibilities and potentials of what that technology can afford Black communities who are traditionally excluded from public spaces, including digital ones.
with Sabine Harrer (Uppsala University) as conversation partner.