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Dr. Sherri Williams publishes commentary on #SayHerName in Feminist Media Studies

September 14, 2016

Dr. Sherri Williams, a post-doctoral fellow at the Anna Julia Cooper Center, has published a commentary in the peer-reviewed academic journal Feminist Media Studies. Williams’ commentary is entitled #SayHerName: Using Digital Activism to Document Violence Against Black Women. In it Williams notes that while little attention is paid to police brutality against black women in mass media, through social networks #SayHerName amplifies state violence that black transgender and cisgender women experience:

“#SayHerName does what mainstream media should do for black transgender and cisgender women victims of state violence: document the brutality they experience and show that their lives matter.”

Feminist Media Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes work that examines media and communication studies through a feminist lens.