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Jennifer Blaylock


African and postcolonial studies, new media and technology studies, nonfiction and nontheatrical media

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Jennifer Blaylock (PhD 2019) is a Lecturer at the School of Film & Media Arts at Cleveland State University and an Affiliate Scholar in Cinema Studies at Oberlin College. She is currently working on her book project, Making Media New: Race in African Media History, a postcolonial media archaeology that analyzes discourses about new media technologies in Africa from the early twentieth century to the present. Her research is forthcoming in Journal of African Cinemas and boundary 2. In addition to her PhD in Film & Media Studies, Jennifer holds an MA in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and a BA in Anthropology from University of California, Berkeley. Her research has been funded by US Fulbright, the UC Humanities Research Institute, and the UC Consortium for Black Studies in California.