Sounds of Digital Joy: Black Women’s Sonic Space

Event time: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 5:30pm
Luce Hall Rm 203 See map
34 Hillhouse Ave.
Event description: 

“The Sounds of Digital Joy: Black women’s sonic space making online” workshop with Moya Bailey and Jalylah Burrell.

Date: Tuesday March 29th 5:30pm-7:30pm
Room: 203 Luce Hall (34 Hillhouse Ave), Yale University

Space is limited so please register here:

Antipathy toward black women is woven into the fabric of American entertainment. Black women cultural producers and consumers continue to negotiate this landscape online and IRL. This workshop invites participants to look at digital music and podcasts created by Black women as sites of transformative resistance and as a praxis of alternative world building. We will feature clips from the podcasts The Prescription, There Ought To Be More Dancing, and Love in Public as examples of what digital spaces can create. We will provide participants with the tools and time to create a podcast during the workshop. Drawing on the work of Grace Lee Boggs and the Allied Media Project, we will also discuss theoretical texts that discuss the importance of creation as a form of critical analysis that challenges hegemony in our sensory spaces.

Dr. Moya Bailey is a Dean’s postdoctoral scholar of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Digital Humanities at Northeastern University. Her work focuses on marginalized groups’ use of digital media to promote social justice as acts of self-affirmation and health promotion. She is interested in how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine. She currently curates the #transformDH Tumblr initiative in Digital Humanities. She is also the digital alchemist for the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network.

Jalylah Burrell is an educator, veteran arts journalist, oral historian, deejay, audio editor, digital content producer/director and PhD candidate in the departments of American and African American Studies at Yale University. A scholar of Black popular culture, the Seattle native is currently at work on the manuscript, Capacity for Laughter: Toward a Black Feminist Theory of Humor. Selected writing, photography and music is available on her website,

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