Postracial Resistance: Black Women, Media and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity

Filed under Academic, Events on March 11, 2019.
March 19, 2019, 12:30PM Smathers Library 100
Dr. Joseph will offer insightful examination of the media landscape and its impact on African American women. Using the experiences of Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and television producer Shonda Rhimes, media scholar Joseph explores the lives of women whose professions are intricately tied to the production and dissemination of their image and an identity that finds itself, consistently, under attack and/or effusively celebrated.  Pinpointing societal responses and behaviors that careen from public acceptance to public outcry, Joseph examines the role, public personalities in a media saturated society play and how prominent African American women negotiate an uncertain terrain through their response to overt and subtle forms of hostility.

Postracial Resistance: Black Women, Media and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity March 19, 2019, 12:30 p.m. at Smathers Library 100.

Dr. Joseph will offer insightful examination of the media landscape and its impact on African American women. Using the experiences of Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and television producer Shonda Rhimes, media scholar Joseph explores the lives of women whose professions are intricately tied to the production and dissemination of their image and an identity that finds itself, consistently, under attack and/or effusively celebrated.  Pinpointing societal responses and behaviors that careen from public acceptance to public outcry, Joseph examines the role, public personalities in a media saturated society play and how prominent African American women negotiate an uncertain terrain through their response to overt and subtle forms of hostility.

Learn more at https://intersections.humanities.ufl.edu/upcoming_events/postracial-resistance-black-women-media-and-the-uses-of-strategic-ambiguity-with-ralina-joseph/