The CMS Colloquium Series “Intersectional Tech”
September 17, 20209 | 5pm, Eastern Time | Livestreamed
Dr. Kishonna Gray, University of Illinois – Chicago
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.