Readings: Intersectionality & Critical Race Theory

This Intersectionality and Critical Race Theory reading group session situates black digital scholarship within two of the most prominent frameworks for understanding African American history and culture, in conversation with pioneers in these fields, Dean Bonnie Thornton Dill and Dr. Patricia Hill Collins. Part of The Critical Race Initiative’s Parren Mitchell Symposium.

Primary Readings

  • Collins, P.H. (2015). Intersectionality’s definitional dilemmas. Annual Review of Sociology, 41, 1-20.
  • Cottom, T.M. (2016). Black cyberfeminism: Intersectionality, institutions and digital sociology. In J. Daniels, K. Gregory, & T.M. Cottom (Eds.), Digital Sociologies (211-232). Bristol: Policy Press.
  • Dill, B.T. & Kohlman, M.H. (2012). Intersectionality: a transformative paradigm in feminist theory and social justice. In S.N. Hesse-Biber (Ed.), Handbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis (154-174). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Gray-Denson, K.L. (2015). Race, gender, and virtual inequality: Exploring the liberatory potential of Black cyberfeminist theory. In R. Lind (Ed.), Producing Theory in a Digital World 2.0: The Intersection of Audiences and Production in Contemporary Theory, vol. 2 (175-192). New York: Peter Lang. Retrieved from here.
  • King, D.K. (1988). Multiple jeopardy, multiple consciousness: The context of a Black feminist ideology. Signs, 14(1), 42-72.
  • McPherson, T. (2012). Why Are the Digital Humanities So White? or Thinking the Histories of Race and Computation. Debates in the Digital Humanities. University of Minnesota Press. Retrieved from here.

Supplementary Readings

  • Christian, A.J. (2010). Camp 2.0: A queer performance of the personal. Communication, Culture & Critique, 3(3), 352-376.
  • Daniels, J. (2009). Rethinking cyberfeminism(s): Race, gender, and embodiment. Women’s Studies Quarterly, 37(1), 101-124.
  • Davies, C.B. (1994). Introduction: Migratory Subjectivities. In Black Women, Writing and Identity: Migrations of the Subject (1-37). New York: Routledge.
  • Korn, J.U., and Kne†ese, T. (2015). Guest editors’ introduction: Feminist approaches to social media research: History, activism, and values. Feminist Media Studies, 15(4), 707-710.
  • Maragh, R. (2016). “Our struggles are unequal”: Black women’s affective labor between television and twitter. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 40(4), 351-369. Retrieved from here.
  • Rightler-McDaniels, J.L., & Hendrickson, E.M. (2014). Hoes and hashtags: Constructions of gender and race in trending topics. Social Semiotics, 24(2), 175-190.
  • Stallings, L.H. (2013). Hip hop and the Black ratchet imagination. Palimpsest, 2(2), 135-139.