The 2020 Outstanding Article Award, presented by the National Communications Association has been awarded to the School of Film, Media and Theatre’s Moving Image Studies faculty member Dr. Jade Petermon. Her article “Black queer womanhood matters: searching for the queer herstory of Black Lives Matter in television dramas” can be found in the scholarly journal Critical Studies in Media Communication
“The recognition of this article is timely, as we continue to mourn the lives of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and countless others who have died at the hands of police. Simultaneously, misconceptions about the Black Lives Matter movement run rampant,” said Dr. Petermon.
Dr. Petermon teaches courses on race, class, gender, and sexuality in Women and Gender Studies, Black Studies and Film and Media Studies. Her work primarily centers around race and representation and visibility in contemporary media culture.
In the current sociopolitical climate, the School of Film, Media, and Theatre endeavors to address and explore moving image studies critically. As we train the next generation of critically aware media makers and scholars, this article could not have been timelier. “I hope this article continues to spur conversations about the queer black origins of BLM and issues of representation,” said Dr. Petermon