She said that Donald Trump played on the fears and frustration of a demographic of people that have felt unheard for the last eight years.
Smithsonian Magazine asked Dr. Williams to comment on the political and cultural significance of black digital activism in a story on Black Twitter in its current issue.
“#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.”
On September 26, 2016 at 4:30 PM, Anna Julia Cooper Center Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science Dr. Jaira Harrington will deliver the public lecture “Served and Protected: Brazilian Black Women and State Violence.” Her lecture will be held in DeTamble Auditorium in Tribble Hall. The lecture is a part of the Wake Forest University Women’s, Gender, …
“I love social media and I really believe that it has democratized the way people communicate. But social networks can be ugly spaces for black women and other women of color. Even though I study social media I take mini exiles from social media myself.”
Anna Julia Cooper Center Postdoctoral Fellow in Politics & International Affairs Jaira Harrington has published a book chapter in the edited volume Race and the Politics of Knowledge Production: Diaspora and Black Transnational Scholarship in the USA and Brazil. Harrington’s chapter is entitled “Guess Who’s Coming to Research? Reflections on Race, Class, Gender, and Power …
Dr. Sherri Williams will deliver the public lecture “Invisibility, Hypervisibility and Injury: How Extreme Media Images Harm Black Women.”
FOX 8 in High Point, North Carolina asked Williams to offer insight into the #OscarsSoWhite debate. Williams said the awards show is already irrelevant among many black viewers.