Brooklyne Gipson

Brooklyne Gipson (@Brooklyne) is an Illinois ACLS/DRIVE Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in the Digital Humanities at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she will begin an appointment as an assistant professor of Communication in the Fall of 2022. Dr. Gipson is an interdisciplinary communication scholar whose areas of research include digital and social media environments, Black feminist digital/technology studies, and the intersection of race, gender, social media, and power. More specifically she is interested in examining how social media platforms facilitate civic engagement within Black communities. Her current research takes an intersectional approach to analyzing how white supremacist discourses manifest themselves in every day discursive exchanges and digital play in Black social media spaces. 

Dr. Gipson holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.