Lydia Kelow-Bennett

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Professional Title

Assistant Professor in Afroamerican and African Studies

Department(s)

Afroamerican & African Studies
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)

About

My research is generally engaged with Black popular culture in the later 20th century to the present moment, using a Black feminist cultural studies lens. Broadly, I am interested in the narratives and discourses about race, gender and sexuality that appear in our entertainment, news and social media. Specifically, I am currently working on a book that examines the role of Black feminist criticism of Black women celebrities in popular U.S. culture.

Research Interests

humanities
mixed methods
qualitative research
media
Black feminism
Black popular culture
20th century African American culture
Black celebrity
black queer studies