Virtual Lecture with Briana Barner, MA
Podcasting is a growing medium for consuming news, opinion, and entertainment. How have Black podcasts, and specifically Black feminist podcasts, created a home for themselves in the podcasting landscape? What opportunities does podcasting present for Black creators and commentators?
Briana Barner is an advanced Ph.D. candidate and critical media scholar in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include new media and the intersections of race, gender and sexuality, Black cultural production, popular culture and Black feminism.
Her dissertation focuses on the performance and articulation of Blackness and Black feminism within podcasts. Briana has a Master’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from UT Austin, and is a proud graduate of Bennett College, a small women’s historically Black college, with dual degrees in Journalism and Media Studies, and Africana Women’s Studies.