PhD Defense by Brandy Pettijohn

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I would like to submit the following PhD Dissertation Defense announcement. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any additional information.








Date: June 13, 2:00pm


Name: Brandy Pettijohn, Dissertation Defense

Title: Radical Remembering: Black Feminist Technopractice for Interactive Narratives


Committee Chair: Susana Morris (Georgia Tech/LMC)

Committee: Andre Brock (Georgia Tech/LMC), Greg Zinman (Georgia Tech/LMC), Sarah Cervenak (UNC, Greensboro), Rebecca Rouse (University of Skövde)


Abstract: The affordances of digital media can provide a meaningful intervention to bring various histories to people in public and private spaces. Grounded in the theories and ethics of Black feminist thought, my dissertation considers interactive narratives of Black culture and histories using the parameters of race and technology, and visual culture to remediate gentrification in the American South, or what has been characterized as “southern forgetting.” I am interested in the affordances that digital technologies bring to site-specific location identity (Kwon 2004) and in defining a praxis called “Black feminist technopractice” that reduces harm and trauma at digital cultural sites. What is at stake is that when designing historical and cultural sites, the research and work of the humanities need to be engaged as robustly as the technological mediums. The affordances of technologies allow radical remembering to act as an activation to witness the recuperation of histories that have been obscured through time instead of acting like technologies can solve gaps in research and issues in storytelling.


Location: To Be Held Virtually via Zoom: 

Brandy Pettijohn is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Brandy Pettijohn Dissertation Defense

Time: Jun 13, 2023 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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Meeting ID: 979 4895 6357

Passcode: 077293



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