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Recordings

Past events, speaker series, & more

Pastel Gradient
Black Cyberfeminism Speaker Series
With Dr. Dawn Johnson

April 4th, 2024

The Digital Sociology Lab at Virginia Commonwealth University proudly welcomed back The Black Cyberfeminism speaker series! In this sequel, our special guest, Dr. Dawn Johnson, delved into her research on Black feminism in digital spaces and social justice, sharing insights into her pedagogical approaches in the classroom. Engaging in a dynamic discussion with Digital Sociology Lab fellow, Amaya McNeal, they offered  a deeper understanding of the multifaceted landscape of cyberfeminism and its implications for societal change.

Pastel Gradient
Conversations with Digital Sociologists: Disinformation, Gendered Radical Recruitment Strategies, and MLMs
Featuring Dr. Gina Marie Longo and Dr. Frankie Mastrangelo

February 21st, 2024

The Digital Sociology Lab at Virginia Commonwealth University kicks off our new series, "Conversations with Digital Sociologists," hosted by sociology alumnus Janus Chidester. This episode features the recently published work of Dr. Gina Marie Longo and Dr. Frankie Mastrangelo titled "Downlining Disinformation: How MLM Distributors Employ Gendered Strategies for Recruitment and Pastel QAnon Indoctrination."

 

In this conversation, they discuss the connections between medical misinformation and its connections to influencers' recruitment strategies for essential oil multi-level marketing businesses and Pastel QAnon.

Black Cyberfeminism Speaker Series
with Dr. Kishonna Gray

May 30, 2022

The Digital Sociology Lab at Virginia Commonwealth University presents our first Black Cyberfeminism Speaker Series with Dr. Kishonna Gray, Associate Professor in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies at University of Kentucky.

 

In this discussion led by Digital Sociology Lab fellow, Ka'lyn Coghill, we talk about Dr. Gray's book, Intersectional Tech: Black Users in Digital Gaming, as well as gaming culture. We dive deep into Dr. Gray's scholarship which focuses on the impact that technology has on culture and how Black users, in particular, influence the creation of technological products and the dissemination of digital artifacts. We also kicked off the event with exciting announcements and now past events the lab has hosted over the summer. 

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