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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 received her PhD in 2019. She currently is a Research Associate in Cinema Studies at Bowdoin College, where she is working on her book project, Media/Fetish: A Postcolonial Archaeology of New Media and Africa. Media/Fetish analyzes the history of new media technologies in anglophone West Africa from the early twentieth century to the present. 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.