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Jennifer Blaylock


Dissertation: “Media/Fetish: A Postcolonial Archaeology of New Media and Africa”

Visiting Assistant Professor in Cinema Studies, Oberlin College

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Jennifer Blaylock (PhD 2019) is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow/Visiting Assistant Professor 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 the history of discourse about new media technologies in Africa from the early twentieth century to the present. Her research has appeared in ScreenFeminist Media Historiesboundary 2, and the Journal of African Cinemas. 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.