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Sarah Florini is an assistant professor of film and media studies. She holds a doctorate in communication and culture from Indiana University. Her research focuses on the intersection of emerging media, Black American cultural production, and racial politics. Her work has appeared in top journals including New Media and Society, Critical Studies in Media Communication, and Television and New Media. She is currently working on a monograph titled "Blackness. There's an App for That: Racial Politics and Black Digital Networks."
Ph.D. Communication and Culture, Indiana University 2012
the intersection of race and technology; social media; podcasting; Black digital culture; critical race theory; media studies; African American and African Diaspora Studies
BooksBlackness. There’s an App for That: Racial Politics and Black Digital Networks. (in progress).
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
“This Week in Blackness, the George Zimmerman Acquittal, and the Production of a Networked Collective Identity.” New Media and Society 19, no. 3 (2017): 439-454.
“This Week in Blackness and the Construction of Blackness in Independent Digital Media.” Race and Gender in Electronic Media: Challenges and Opportunities. Edited by Rebecca Lind, 328-45. New York: Routledge, 2017.
“Disrupting the Past, Reframing the Present: Websites, Alternative Histories, and Petit Récits as Black Nationalist Politics.” Social Memory in a Mediated World. Remembering in Troubled Times. Edited by Andrea Hajek, Christian Pentzold, and Christine Lohmiere, 113-28. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016.
“The Podcast ‘Chitlin’ Circuit’: Black Podcasters, Alternative Media, and Enclaved Social Spaces.” Journal of Radio and Audio Media 22, no. 4 (2015): 209-19.
"Recontextualizing he Racial Present by Retelling the Past: Intertextuality and the Politics of Remembering Online.” Critical Studies in Media Communication 31, no. 4 (2014): 314-326.
"Tweets, Tweeps, and Signifyin’: Communication and Cultural Performance on ‘Black Twitter’.” Television and New Media 15, no. 3 (2014): 223-37.