Digital Black Feminism Ep 3: Optimism, Joy and Signifying
Imagine a world where we actually listen to black women. When we do, we can see how the technological ecosystems built by black feminists over centuries of creatively surviving overwhelming oppression can give rise to new digital spaces that counter the toxic patriarchal hegemony. A new book from Dr. Catherine Knight Steele lays out the arguments in favor of centering Digital Black Feminism with regard to technology.
This month, we're talking with Dr. Catherine Knight Steele, an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Maryland - College Park. Dr. Steele was the Founding Director of the African American Digital Humanities Initiative and currently directs the Black Communication and Technology lab as a part of the Digital Inquiry, Speculation, Collaboration, & Optimism Network.