The CMS Colloquium Series “Intersectional Tech”

The CMS Colloquium Series “Intersectional Tech”

September 17, 20209 | 5pm, Eastern Time | Livestreamed

Dr. Kishonna Gray, University of Illinois – Chicago

Dr. Kishonna L. Gray (@kishonnagray) is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois – Chicago

Today, Thursday, September 17, 5pm, Eastern Time
livestreamed at https://mit.zoom.us/j/94087151099

Intersectional Tech: Exploring the Black Cultural Production of Gamers Intransmediated Culture

Welcome to the start of the Fall 2020 Comparative Media Studies Colloquium series. This week we're excited to welcome back Dr. Kishonna L. Gray, who was an MLK Visiting Scholar with us in 2016.

Dr. Kishonna L. Gray (@kishonnagray) is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois – Chicago

In this talk, Gray illustrates a framework for studying the intersectional development of technological artifacts and systems and their impact on Black cultural production and social processes. Using gaming as the glue that binds this project, she puts forth intersectional tech as a framework to make sense of the visual, textual, and oral engagements of marginalized users, exploring the complexities in which they create, produce, and sustain their practices.

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