Jessica L. Robinson

Email: jrobins5@illinois.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Jessica L. Robinson is a doctoral student in Media and Cinema Studies (Institute for Communications Research) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work, done in community with the SOLHOT collective for which she has organized with over a decade, focuses on the aesthetic practices of Black girlhood as experienced through SOLHOT. Her individual work along with co-written work with Blair E. Smith, Porshe Garner and Ruth Nicole Brown can be found in academic journals such American Quarterly and Departures in Critical Qualitative Research as well as An Outkast Reader: Essays on Race, Gender, and the Postmodern South (in press) and Wish to Live: A Hip Hop Feminist Pedagogy Reader (2012).

COURSES TAUGHT

  • MACS 101: Introduction to Media Studies
  • GWS 202: Sexualities
  • GWS/MACS 356: Sex and Gender in Popular Culture

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program (DFI), 2018- present
  • Summer Alternative Academic Pre-doctoral Career Diversity Fellowship, Summer 2018
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate College Fellowship, 2017
  • Graduate College INTERSECT Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • Publicly Engaged Graduate Education (PAGE) Fellowship, 2014-2015

RELATED LINKS
You can find music and more from SOLHOT here: https://www.solhot.com/we-levitate
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Jessica L. Robinson