Raven Maragh-Lloyd, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Raven Maragh-Lloyd is a media studies scholar whose research examines the intersections between race, gender, and digital media culture. She is currently working on her book project, Strategic Rearticulations of Black Resistance in the Digital Age, which...

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

BA: Bachelor of Journalism, University of Missouri, 2012

MA: Master of Arts, emphasis in Magazine Journalism, University of Missouri, December 2013

PhD: Media Studies, University of Iowa, 2018

Curriculum Vitae


Raven Maragh-Lloyd is a media studies scholar whose research examines the intersections between race, gender, and digital media culture. She is currently working on her book project, Strategic Rearticulations of Black Resistance in the Digital Age, which explores the shifting nature of Black resistance strategies online. More broadly, Maragh-Lloyd is interested in Black publics online who deploy their social and cultural tools in order to challenge media institutions and narratives. Although she primarily uses qualitative methods, such as interviews and discourse analysis in her work, she also collaborates with social science and computer science colleagues to explore the connections between critical cultural scholarship and ‘big data’ analysis. Ultimately, her scholarship makes central the ways that Black and African-American counterpublics tap into long existing channels of communication toward the goals of community, survival, and visibility.

Maragh-Lloyd, R. (2020). “A Digital Postracial Parity? Rethinking Online MediaCulture through Black Women’s Everyday Resistance.” Communication, Culture & Critique, 13(1), 17-35.

Maragh, R.S. (2018). “‘Authenticity on Black Twitter’: Reading Racial Performance and Social Networking.” Television and New Media, 19(7), 591-609.

Maragh, R. S. (2016). “‘Our Struggles Are Unequal:’ Black Women’s Affective Labor Between Television and Twitter.” Journal of Communication Inquiry, 40(4), 351-369.

Maragh-Lloyd, R. (in press). “#ThanksgivingClapbacks and Articulations of Black Familial Traditions as Resistance.” In L.K. Lopez (Ed.), Studying Race and Media. NYU Press.

Maragh-Lloyd, R. & Davis, S. (in press). “Unapologetic Responses to Unapologetic Exclusions: Advancing Communication within Sistah Spaces as a Vehicle of Resistance for Black Women in the Postracial Era.” In D. Davis, D. Davis-Maye, T. Jones & J. Andrew (Eds.), Black Sisterhoods: Black Womyn’s Representations of Sisterhood Across the Diaspora. Demeter Press.

Maragh-Lloyd, R. (2020). “Civic Debate and Self Care: Black Women’s Community Care Online.” In J. Rosenbaum-Andre & G. Bouvier (Eds.), Twitter, the Public Sphere, and the Chaos of Online Deliberation. Palgrave-MacMillan Press.

L’Pree Corsbie-Massay, C. & Maragh, R. (2019). “‘What are you?’: Lessons from multiracial Caribbeans for an increasingly mixed world.” In R. Tsagarousianou & J. Retis (Eds.), The Handbook of Diasporas, Media, and Culture. Wiley Blackwell.

Maragh-Lloyd, R. (2019). “Review of Algorithms of Oppression by Safiya Noble.” Journal of Communication Inquiry.

Areas of research interests: Digital Media and Cultures, Black feminist studies, Critical Race Theory, New Media and Activism, African American Identities, Mass Media Representation.