Fal Fem Society: In Conversation with Dr. Francesca Sobande - A Presentation on The Digital Lives of Black Women in Britain

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Fal Fem Society: In Conversation with Dr. Francesca Sobande - A Presentation on The Digital Lives of Black Women in Britain

Thursday 29 October 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Fal Fem Society is delighted to present a Zoom call with Dr. Francesca Sobande, where she will be presenting her newest book 'The Digital Lives of Black Women in Britain'. Based on interviews, archival research, and media analysis, this session explores how media is implicated in Black women’s lives in Britain. It covers accounts of twentieth-century activism and television representations, as well as contemporary experiences of YouTube, Twitter, and social media. This talk focuses on how Black women in Britain are using digital tools in creative, collaborative, and societally impactful ways. Such discussion examines tensions between digital culture’s communal, counter-cultural, and commercial qualities.

At the end of the presentation there will be time for Dr. Sobande to answer any questions you may have (which can be submitted to a Google form beforehand when getting a ticket - a committee member will be able to ask these for you)! We will ask all participants to turn of their microphone and camera for the duration of the call. However, we might allow people at the end of the call to use the hand raising icon to ask questions directly to Dr. Sobande or one can always use the chat box.

Dr. Francesca Sobande is a lecturer in digital media studies at the School of Journalism, Media and Culture (Cardiff University). She is communications co-chair of the international Race in the Marketplace Research Network and her research has been published in journals such as European Journal of Cultural StudiesEuropean Journal of MarketingIPPR Progressive Review, Marketing Theory, Celebrity Studies, Critical Studies in Television, Communication, Culture & Critique, and ConsumptionMarkets & Culture. Francesca is author of The Digital Lives of Black Women in Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) and is co-editor with Professor Akwugo Emejulu of To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe (Pluto Press, 2019).

We are very honoured and excited to host this event so we hope you can join! Fal Fem Society members will be able to join this event for free (but you still have to buy a free ticket to get the zoom call details) and others can join by purchasing a ticket for 1 pound. If you aren't already a member, you can buy a membership here: https://www.thesu.org.uk/organisation/fxufeministsociety/

Where to purchase Dr. Sobande's book and where two open access chapters can be viewed:

The Digital Lives of Black Women in Britain is available to buy as an ebook (£19.99) and in print (£24.99) through Palgrave Macmillan: https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783030466787 

For 20% off these costs this October please use the discount code: FxNCXTKa7Fx39cX 

Two open access book chapters are available here: 


Where to find Fal Fem Society: https://linktr.ee/falfemsociety