Department of American and Canadian Studies

 

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Keisha Bruce

PhD in Black Studies,

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Biography

Keisha is a PhD student whose research interests include Black popular culture, Black Feminism, Black identity formation, and Internet culture. Outside of her thesis, she is involved in a variety of projects that relate to racial and gender inequalities, social justice, racial inequalities within Higher Education, and Black archives.

Prior to the commencement of her PhD at the University of Nottingham, Keisha worked as an academic learning coach in Further Education. She earned her Master's in American Studies at the University of Nottingham and her Bachelor's in English and American Literature at the University of Birmingham.

Keisha's PhD is funded by the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-2021.

Research Summary

Through a series of case studies, Keisha's PhD research will illustrate how a digital diasporic social identity is constructed, negotiated, and policed on the Internet. Drawing on analysis of… read more

Current Research

Through a series of case studies, Keisha's PhD research will illustrate how a digital diasporic social identity is constructed, negotiated, and policed on the Internet. Drawing on analysis of Internet-based Black popular culture, as well as social media art and archives, Keisha will demonstrate how digital Blackness is collectively envisioned through the parameters of body, space and time. She is interested in how these digital sites become place for diasporic community building. Her research is located at the intersection of Black diaspora studies, Black studies, cultural studies, and Black feminist theory.

Research Supervisors

Dr Karen Salt

Dr Jennifer Birks

Department of American and Canadian Studies

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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