Kerry Wilson

Email: kbwilso2@illinois.edu

Kerry Wilson received her master's degree in communication with an emphasis in women's studies in 2011 and a bachelor's degree in communication and a bachelor's degree in African American studies in 2009 from Saint Louis University. Her research focuses on African American women's mediated, popular, and cultural representations with a specific attention to the representation of African American motherhood. Current projects include looking at the representation of race and gender in youtube videos and examining the representations of white savior narratives in contemporary film. Kerry's master's thesis, "Yo' Mama's Been Misrepresented: Portrayals of African American Mothers in Film Between 1959-2009" traces the representation of African American mothers from before the release of the The Negro Family: A Call For National Action, also known as The Moynihan Report, to the release of Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire. She situates her research at the intersection of race and gender, media, and cultural studies.

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Kerry Wilson