Author Talk: TreaAndrea Russworm
April 12, 2018
5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Library, W.E.B. Du Bois
UMass Amherst Campus
"TreaAndrea Russworm teaches in the English Department and has edited various books, most recently Gaming Representation: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Video Games (2017, co-edited with Jennifer Malkowski) and From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry (2016, co-edited with Samantha Sheppard and Karen Bowdre).
Russworm’s contribution to both books continues her critique of the humanizing impulse in post-civil rights representational culture, from video games and other digital media to popular films and television shows. Her book, Blackness is Burning: Civil Rights, Popular Culture, and the Problem of Recognition (2016) is one of the first to examine the ways race and psychological rhetoric collided in the public and popular culture of the civil rights era. Russworm is currently working on a fourth book, a scholarly monograph on race and technology."