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Meredith D. Clark to deliver Kilgour Lecture on race and representation in digital counternarratives

Scholar, teacher, and “recovering journalist,” Meredith D. Clark will deliver the 2019 OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture, hosted by the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), on April 26 at 11:30 am. The title of her talk is “Black Women Tried to Tell Y’all: Race, Representation, and Self-Preservation through Digital Counternarratives.” The event is free and open to the public.

Portrait photo of Meredith Clark
Dr. Meredith D. Clark, PhD

This year’s lecture is part of the third annual Symposium on Information for Social Good. SILS graduate and undergraduate students will address advanced questions and problems related to current ethical and social justice issues that impact information science. The symposium and lecture will be held in the Hitchcock Multipurpose Room of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center on Carolina’s campus.

Meredith D. Clark (@MeredithDClark) is an Assistant Professor in the University of Virginia Department of Media Studies. She is a former newspaper journalist whose research focuses on the intersections of race, media, and power. Her award-winning dissertation on Black Twitter landed her on The Root 100, the website’s list of the most influential African Americans in the country in 2015. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Florida A&M University and earned her PhD from the UNC School of Media and Journalism. Before joining the UVA faculty, she spent three years as a tenure-track assistant professor at the University of North Texas.