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Racialisation and the Media: From Television to Twitter

April 20, 2021 - April 22, 2021

20-22 April 2021


In the mid-twentieth century two mutually influencing revolutions took place, one technological and one socio-political; the emergence of television and the advent of the civil rights movement both fundamentally altered American society and the wider world. Today, social media and digital technologies are reshaping social relations, while the renewed visibility of white supremacist activism has precipitated a new chapter in the long struggle for racial equality. This conference will put the study of the past in conversation with current debates about media, technology, and race.Please send abstracts and/or questions to



The conference is committed to highlighting the work of individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Preference will be given to panels that reflect this commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Follow @RaceMediaConf on Twitter for updates.

Organising committee: Sage Goodwin (sage.goodwin@history.ox.ac.uk); Cindy Ma (cindy.ma@oii.ox.ac.uk).


April 20, 2021
April 22, 2021
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Rothermere American Institute