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Erin Berry at Social Media & Technology Conference

Erin Berry of Cohort 15 will be presenting on a panel titled, "The Politics of Femininity" at the Second Annual Social Media & Technology Conference which will be held at Howard University on September 27th-28th. The title of her paper is: " I realize now...I'm 20 feet tall..." Exploring the Relationship Between Black Women, Voices, Safe Spaces, & Social Media.

She will discuss the role of Black Women's voices within social media landscapes as it applies to Patricia Hill-Collin's notion of "Safe Spaces", specifically looking at the issue of Gymnast Gabby Douglas and comments made about her hair on social media sites as well as Erykah Badu's use of Twitter during the "Window Seat" video controversy.

More information about the conference can be found here:
http://socialmediatechnologyconference.com/