Annenberg Conversations

Uploaded on 24 Feb 2021

This conversation took place on February 5, 2021 between Annenberg alumna Shawnika Hull (Ph.D.'10), an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, and Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins, a Core Investigator at the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) at the Corporal Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia and a Visiting Scholar at Annenberg. It addressed health, wealth, and racial opportunity. How does race and racism impact health outcomes? What does it mean to think critically about racialization as a variable in discussions about mental biological health?

A new series at the Annenberg School, Annenberg Conversations engage Communication research and scholarship on topical issues together with a wide variety of individuals outside of Annenberg — including academics, activists, artists, and many others. During the 2020-21 academic year, the topic is race in America.

Uploaded on 29 Jan 2021

This conversation between Kadija Ferryman, Industry Assistant Professor at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, and Julia Ticona, Assistant Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at Penn addressed technology and the reproduction of racial inequity. How does “big data” reinforce social disparities? Can artificial intelligence be mobilized towards social justice and positive social change? In what ways are new technologies gendered, racialized, and classed? The conversation took place live on January 15, 2021.

A new series at the Annenberg School, Annenberg Conversations engage Communication research and scholarship on topical issues together with a wide variety of individuals outside of Annenberg — including academics, activists, artists, and many others. During the 2020-21 academic year, the topic is race in America.

Uploaded on 02 Dec 2020

This roundtable explored how Kim Kardashian West extracts from Black women. In so doing, the panelists situated the Kardashian enterprise in a long U.S. tradition of extracting and repackaging Black cultural forms for mass (white and violent) consumption, highlighting the particular harm their enterprise of white womanhood does to Black women. The conversation was moderated by Brandy Monk-Payton (Fordham University) and participants included Elizabeth K. Hinton (Yale University/Yale Law School), Dixa Ramírez D’Oleo (Brown University), Ren Ellis Neyra (Wesleyan University), and Vanessa Díaz (Loyola Marymount University).

Uploaded on 26 Oct 2020

The inaugural Annenberg Conversations on Race event featured Annenberg Presidential Associate Professor Sarah J. Jackson in conversation with Benjamin Todd Jealous, President of People for the American Way. Together, they discussed race, social justice, and social media. A new series at the Annenberg School, Annenberg Conversations engage Communication research and scholarship on topical issues together with a wide variety of individuals outside of Annenberg — including academics, activists, artists, and many others. During the 2020-21 academic year, the topic will be race in America.