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14 Oct, 2022 Special Events

Author Meets Critics: “Keeping It Unreal: Comics and Black Queer Fantasy”

with Darieck Scott

Professor of African American Studies at UC Berkeley

Moderated by Greg Niemeyer, Professor of Media Innovation, and Toban Fellow, Director of the Art Practice Graduate Program at UC Berkeley

Co-sponsored by Social Science Matrix and the Department of African American Studies Read more

12 Sep, 2022 Commons Conversations

Body Language: Sick and Disabled Crazy Femmes in Conversation

with Ra Malika Imhotep
Black feminist writer, performance artist, and scholar

and Caleb Luna
Artist and public scholar

Moderated by Miyuki Baker

with an introduction from BCNM's Director Gail De Kosnik

Co-presented with the Color of New Media Working Group and co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center, the Department of English, the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, the Center for Race and Gender, and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Read more

07 Mar, 2022 Special Events

Asian Americans in Hollywood: Breaking Through with Lasting Impact in the Industry

with Daniel Wu, Melvin Mar, Jason Lin, and Gail De Kosnik

Co-sponsored by Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies and Eastwind Books of Berkeley. The first in a two part series on Asian Americans and AAPI in the media and entertainment industry. The event will be free of charge and open to the public, but will encourage attendees to make donations to the new Scholarship for AAPI and Media & Entertainment Creatives. Read more

09 Nov, 2021 Special Events

Grad Chat: Advice on the Academic Job Market from Berkeley Alums

Featuring Margaret Rhee, Reginold Royston,and Ryan Shaw. Moderated by Clancy Wilmott.
Presented as a part of BCNM’s Grad Chats, a series focused on navigating the academic job market and career development with UC Berkeley grads. Read more

30 Aug, 2021 Commons Conversations

Echolocating the Caribbean Diaspora

with Cathy Thomas
Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

Moderated by BCNM Director Abigail De Kosnik

Co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Center for Race and Gender. Read more

01 Jul, 2021 Special Events

Black Feminist Cyborg Study: Panel and Celebration

BCNM is pleased to co-sponsor The Black Feminist Cyborg Study Session end of semester panel and celebration!  Read more

18 Feb, 2021 Special Events

Afro-Latinx Feminisms in the URL & IRL Spheres

with Janel Martinez, Zahira Kelly & Alan Pelaez Lopez

Hosted by the Center for Race & Gender and co-sponsored by the Multicultural Community Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Berkeley Center for New Media, UC Berkeley Womxn of Color Initiative, UC Berkeley Graduate Women’s Project, and the UC Berkeley Sexual Orientation and Gender Advocacy Project. Read more

22 Jan, 2020 Commons Conversations

Digital Hijras: Intersex/ tions of Postcolonial and Queer Digital Humanities

with Rahul Gairola
Murdoch University

Co-sponsored by the Color of New Media Working Group. Read more

18 Nov, 2019 Commons Conversations

Insurgent Aesthetics: Flight, Freedom, and Fantasy on the Frontiers of US Empire

with Ronak K. Kapadia
Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago

Co-sponsored by the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program, the Center for Race and Gender, the Center for Middle East Studies, and the Gender and Women's Studies Department Read more

06 Mar, 2019 Special Events

#Me Too in Hong Kong

with Gina Marchetti
University of Hong Kong

Hosted by the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for New Media, the Department of Film Studies, and the Center for Chinese Studies. Read more

16 Apr, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Abolition Feminisms

with Angela Davis
Activist and Professor, CA
interviewed by Leigh Raiford, Assoc. Professor of African American Studies and Malika Imhotep, PhD Candidate in African American Studies and Designated Emphasis in New Media
A 2018 Regents Lecture
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02 Apr, 2015 History & Theory

System Addict

A lecture on "Technologies of Humanity in Contemporary R&B Music"

by Alexander G. Weheliye, Northwestern Professor Read more

13 Nov, 2014 Special Events

Inter/nationalism from the Holy Land to the New World

"Encountering Palestine in American Indian Studies," a lecture by Steven Salaita Read more

10 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Student Research Presentations and New DE Welcome

Cutting edge research happening here at BCNM! Join us in celebration of these amazing grad students. Read more

17 Mar, 2014 Special Events

Prospective Student Open House

With a keynote address by Francesco Spagnolo, UC Berkeley Music Lecturer, "Mapping Diasporas: Jews, Material Culture, and the Digital Humanities" Read more

05 Aug, 2022

Reginold Royston at Ghana as Crossroads 2022

Alum Reginold Royston presented Digital Diaspora / Digital Ambivalence. Read more

21 Jul, 2022

Soulcraft: Theorizing Black Techne in African and American Viral Dance

The latest paper from alum Reginold Royston in Social Media + Society. Read more

23 Jun, 2022

Fall 2021-Spring 2022 BCNM Events in Review

Check out our roundup of the last year of BCNM events, featuring event details, video recordings, and transcripts! Read more

17 May, 2022

Congratulating Our Spring 2022 Graduates

Art by Edgar Fabián Frías Read more

13 Apr, 2022

BCNM Around the Web April 2022

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this April 2022!

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11 Mar, 2022

Asian Americans in Hollywood Video Now Online Read more

11 Feb, 2022

BCNM Around the Web February 2022

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this February! Read more

09 Dec, 2021

BCNM at 4S 2021

Amazing representation of BCNM presenting at 4S, the Society for Social Studies of Science!  Read more

21 Nov, 2021

Ra Malika Imhotep on Black Poetry Read more

14 Oct, 2021

BCNM Around the Web October 2021

Check out the amazing work of our faculty, students, and alumni around the web this October! Read more

08 Oct, 2021

Reginold Royston on New Orality in the African Mediascape Read more

07 Oct, 2021

Echolocating the Caribbean Diaspora: Cathy Thomas Transcript and Video Now Online

Check out the updated transcript and video for Cathy Thomas's “Echolocating the Caribbean Diaspora”. Read more

30 Aug, 2021

Summer Research: Hala Kaddoura on Joy

Hala Kaddoura received a BCNM summer research award to advance her art practice. She traveled to Lebanon to begin a new project on joy. Read more

30 Jul, 2021

Fall 2021 BCNM Events

Mark your calendars for this incredible line up of speakers and online events! Featuring more events from our Indigenous Technologies Initiative, the artists Lisa Reihana and Maria Thereza Alves, and more.  Read more

25 Jul, 2021

Afro-Latinx Feminisms in the URL and IRL Spheres Now Online

BCNM was thrilled to cosponsor this great event from the Center for Race and Gender, now viewable online! Read more

07 Jun, 2021

Ra Malika Imhotep on The Reparations Show Read more

29 Mar, 2021

Announcing the Spring 2021 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort

Photo credit: Yuyao Jin Read more

15 Mar, 2021

Asma Kazmi at Diasporic Rhizome Read more

15 Mar, 2021

BCNM Around the Web March 2021

Check out the amazing work of our alumni around the web this March! Read more

24 Sep, 2020

Reggie Royston on Configuring Ghana

Reggie Royston's research article, "Configuring Ghana's diaspora" is now available in African Diaspora.  Read more

10 Sep, 2020

Lyman Dispatch: Anushah Hossain

Anushah Hossain shares how the support of the Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship has opened up more resources for her to focus on her research. Read more

02 Aug, 2020

Reggie Royston in AI4Afrika Team

AI4Afrika's goal is to make AI more inclusive and aware of Afrikan perspectives. Read more

20 Jun, 2020

Seldom Recorded from Keith Feldman's Ethnic Studies Students Read more

09 Mar, 2020

Commons Conversations Video Now Online: Rahul Gairola Read more

20 Feb, 2020

Malika Imhotep Wins Award for Critical Writing

Gulf Coast announced the winner of the 2019 Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing, Ra Malika Imhotep, for her essay "On Retrieval." Read more

11 Feb, 2020

Keith Feldman on Anti Muslim Racism Beyond Islamophobia

Keith Feldman wrote on anti-Muslim racism for American Quarterly's December 2019 issue.  Read more

06 Feb, 2020

Commons Conversation Revisited: Rahul Gairola Read more

06 Feb, 2020

BCNM at AAA 2019

DE Juliana Friend and alum Reginold Royston presented their riveting research at the American Anthropological Association's annual meeting last year.  Read more

25 Jun, 2019

Malika Imhotep at Cosmic Mumbo Jumbo

Cosmic Mumbo Jumbo, a screening program curated by Erin Christovale, followed by a conversation between the curator and Ra Malika Imhotep. Read more

21 Mar, 2019

Announcing our Spring 2019 Graduate Cohort

Art by Yuanpei Zhuang. Read more

11 Feb, 2019

Malika Imhotep at the National African American Digital Humanities Conference

Malika Imhotep received a conference grant from the BCNM to help defray costs associated with attending African American Digital Humanities initiative conference. Read more

27 Dec, 2018

Alum Reginold Royston at IC Africa

The University of Ghana hosted IC Africa with the theme African Digital Cultures: Emerging Research, Practices and Innovations. Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Alum Reginold Royston at ASA 2018

BCNM Alum Reginold Royston presented at the 2018 African Studies Association Read more

11 Apr, 2018

Jen Schradie Keynote Speaker at Media Sociology Preconference

BCNM alum Jen Schradie will be the keynote speaker for the 2018 Media Sociology Preconference taking place in August. Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Announcing the Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

19 Oct, 2017

Alum Reginold Royston Interviewed on Digital Humanities Research and Pedagogies

Reginold Royston is a media and cultural studies scholar who has recelty been interviewed on his work with digital humanities. Read more

17 Aug, 2017

Summer Research Dispatches: Malika Imhotep at the International School for Decolonial Black Feminism

Malika Imhotep documents her BCNM-funded research on Black feminism in Brazil. Read more

06 Apr, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Summer Research Award Recipients Read more

21 Mar, 2017

Announcing the Spring 2017 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

17 Nov, 2016

Announcing the Fall 2016 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort

We are very excited to welcome our newest cohort of Ph.D Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate students Read more

14 Nov, 2016

Grace Gipson as "Doctor of Comic Books"

Lashon Daley featured Grace Gipson, also a BCNM Designated Emphasis student, on her podcast Stories&Slams! Read more

04 Nov, 2016

Grace Gipson at >Play Conference

>play is the largest student-run digital media and technology conference Read more

17 Oct, 2016

Announcing the BCNM Conference Grant Recipients!

Each of the following students have received funding to help defray the costs of presenting their research at the premiere conferences in their fields! Read more

27 Jul, 2016

Valencia: Now Available to Rent on Vimeo

Clement Hil Goldberg, recent Art Practice and BCNM DE graduate, produced the experimental feature length film with Michelle Tea Read more

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Ashley Ferro-Murray

Ashley Ferro-Murray was three when she took her first ballet lesson — she hasn’t stopped dancing since, no matter the obstacle she’s faced. Read more

06 Apr, 2015

Summer 2015 Research Awards

BCNM is proud to announce the recipients of its Summer 2015 Research Awards! Read more

18 Mar, 2015

BCNM Welcomes Spring 2015 DE & Certificate Students

Applications this semester were phenomenal and we’re thrilled by the unique perspectives each of our new students will bring to the Center Read more

24 Apr, 2014

Announcing our Spring 2014 Graduating Class

We are proud to announce our latest cohort of graduating BCNM Designated Emphasis and Masters Certificate students Read more

18 Apr, 2014

Student Research Presentations

BCNM was excited to celebrate the research of its graduating Ph.D. candidates on Thursday, April 10th, at its Student Research Presentations Reception. Read more

14 Nov, 2012

Tablets, Africa's Next Leap-Frog Technology

by Reginold Royston, Ph.D. candidate in the African Diaspora Program with a Designated Emphasis in New Media Read more

29 Oct, 2012

Cyberculture and Access in Ghana

Reginold Royston has been in Accra, Ghana since 2012, doing dissertation research on Internet access and local cyberculture Read more

14 May, 2012

BCNM Student Presentations for the annual BEARS Research Symposium

This year's theme is ""Big Data at Berkeley" Read more

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