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Brooklyne Gipson

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702 S. Wright Street
M/C 456
Urbana, IL 61801
Assistant Professor


Brooklyne Gipson is an assistant professor of Communication at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Gipson is an interdisciplinary 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. Her work examines how social media platforms facilitate civic engagement within Black communities. Her current research takes an intersectional approach to analyzing how anti-Black discourses manifest themselves in everyday discursive exchanges within Black social media spaces. 


Ph.D., Communication, University of Southern California, 2020

M.A., Communication, University of Southern California, 2019

M.S., Digital Social Media, University of Southern California, 2015

B.A., History and Afro-American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles