Jenny Korn

Jenny Korn is a feminist activist of color for social justice and scholar of race and gender in mass media and online communication.

Currently, Korn is a Fellow and the Founder and Coordinator of the Race and Media Working Group at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. An award-winning author with numerous publications, she has given 100+ talks as invited keynote presentations, university guest lectures, interactive community education, and refereed conference presentations. As a public scholar, Korn has been quoted in interviews with CNN, Colorlines, Fox News, National Public Radio (NPR), South by Southwest (SXSW), U.S. News and World Report, and more.

While at Harvard, Korn will examine identity and representation through online and in-person discourses, focusing on how popular concepts of race and gender are influenced by digital interactions, political protest, and institutional kyriarchy.

Please connect with Jenny Korn on Twitter, on LinkedIn, on Instagram, and on Facebook.

Selected Publications:
  1. Korn, J. U. (2019). The president was black, y’all: Presidential humor, neo-racism, and the social construction of blackness and whiteness. In H. E. Harris (Ed.), Neo-race realities in the Obama era (pp. 109-130). Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
  2. Korn, J. U. (2018). Equitable cities instead of smart cities: Race and racism within the race for smart cities. Journal of Civic Media, 1(1). 34-45.
  3. Korn, J. U. (2017). Expecting penises in Chatroulette: Race, gender, and sexuality in anonymous online spaces. Popular Communication, 15(2), 95-109.
  4. Williams, M. G., & Korn, J. (2017). Othering and fear: cultural values and Hiro’s race in Thomas & Friends’ Hero of the Rails. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 41(1), 22–41.
  5. Korn, J. (2015). Digital revelations from “I Can’t Breathe”. Transition 117, 10-11.
  6. Korn, J. U. (2015). Black nerds, Asian activists, and Caucasian dogs: Online race-based cultural group identities within Facebook groups. International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies, 5,(1): 14-25.
  7. Korn, J. U., & Kneese, T. (2015). Guest Editors’ Introduction: Feminist Approaches to Social Media Research: History, Activism, and Values. Feminist Media Studies, 15(4), 707-710.