Dr. Brienne A. Adams earned her PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park, in American studies. She holds certificates in digital studies in the arts and humanities and in women, gender, and sexuality studies. She received her MA in African American studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a BA in literature studies from Beloit College, Wisconsin. Her research utilizes Black feminisms, queer theories, and affect theories as centering frameworks to study intimate world-building and meaning-making fans create from Black popular culture productions on social media platforms. Through studying the quotidian act of social media usage, her work intervenes in examining interiority in Black cultural productions and fandom expression as an example of Black digital knowledge production and public intimacy. Adams is an assistant professor in the Department of African American Studies at Georgetown University.