UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

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Student Profile

Current Student

Jennifer Blaylock

African and post-colonial studies, new media and technology studies, nonfiction and nontheatrical media



Jennifer Blaylock is a PhD candidate in Film & Media. Her dissertation, Specters of Mobility: A Transnational History of New Media in Ghana, analyzes the history of new media technologies in Ghana from the early 1900s to the present. Each chapter describes a different media technology—gramophones, cinema, broadcast, and mobile phones—when they were new in order to identify continuities and ruptures across the discursive history of new media in anglophone West Africa. Jennifer holds an MA in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from New York University.