Sarah J. Jackson

Sarah J. Jackson is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University, a Fellow at the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School, and a 2019 New America National Fellow. An expert in how communication constructs identity and shapes social change in U.S. culture, her work considers how media, journalism and technology are used by and represent Black and feminist activists. Her first book, Black Celebrity, Racial Politics, and the Press (Routledge, 2014) examines the relationship between Black celebrity activism, journalism and American politics. Her forthcoming co-authored book, Hashtag Activism: Race and Gender in America’s Networked Counterpublics, focuses on the use of Twitter in contemporary racial justice and gender justice movements.


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