Readings: Holding Space

Holding Space provides participants with a critical foundation for understanding the language, concepts, and frameworks that guide some of the most pressing questions and dilemmas in black digital scholarship.

Primary Readings

  • Brock, A. (2009). “Who do you think you are?”: Race, representation, and cultural rhetorics in online spaces. Poroi, 6(1), 15-35.
  • Chun, W.H.K. (2012). Race and/as technology, or how to do things to race. In L. Nakamura & P. Chow-White (Eds.), Race after the Internet (38-60). New York: Routledge.
  • Gallon, K. (2016). Making a case for the Black digital humanities. In M.K. Gold & L.F. Klein (Eds.), Debates in the Digital Humanities (42-49). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Retrieved from
  • McKittrick, K. (2011) On plantations, prisons, and a black sense of place. Social and Cultural Geography, 12(8): 947-963.

Supplementary Readings