MARC Lecture with Leslie Jones

Toward an Intellectual Genealogy of Digitally Enabled Black Feminism
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04 Oct 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
ASC Room 300
Open to the Public

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Join MARC on Thursday, October 4th for a lunchtime work-in-progress presentation featuring Leslie Jones. The title of her talk is "Toward an Intellectual Genealogy of Digitally Enabled Black Feminism."

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In this presentation, Jones will situate Black cyberfeminism on Twitter within a history of Black technocultural innovation. Building on three years of participant observation as well her own archive of Twitter screenshots and scraped tweets, she asserts that there is a distinct and powerful Black cyberfeminist counterpublic on Twitter. Ultimately, Jones argues that Black cyberfeminists are the theoretical vanguard of a popular intersectional feminism.  

Leslie Jones is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Sociology at Penn specializing in race and gender, critical race theory, online social media, and collective mobilization. She is currently a Graduate Fellow at the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy, on the job market for 2019-2020. More information is available at

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