Critique, Identity, Power: How Black Twitter Users Construct Race Online

Amber Hamilton, PhD candidate
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PhD candidate Amber Hamilton will present "Critique, Identity, Power: How Black Twitter Users Construct Race Online" at the Sociology Workshop Series.

About the Speaker

Amber Hamilton is a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities focused on the intersection of race and technology. Hamilton's dissertation project, Doing Race Online: An Exploration of Race-Making on Social Media Platform, explores the meaning-making around race and racism that occurs on digital platforms.

Hamilton has received fellowships from the University of Minnesota's Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Edelstein Family Foundation, and the Race, Indigeneity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Initiative.

Hamilton has previously worked as a PhD research intern at Microsoft Research and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Hamilton is also an affiliate with New York University's Center for Critical Race + Digital Studies. During summer 2021, Hamilton worked as a PhD research intern with the Responsible and Inclusive Technology team at IBM Research.

Hamilton earned a BA (with research distinction) in sociology from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. 

The Sociology Workshop Series

The Sociology Workshop Series provides a forum for faculty and students to present work and work in progress across a wide range of substantive areas, theoretical perspectives, and research methodologies.

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