How are Black women using social media to develop community and identity? In episode 85 we talk with Kyesha Jennings from North Carolina State University Department of English about her analysis of what the wildly popular meme “hot girl summer” – drawn from lyrics by hip-hop phenomenon, Megan Thee Stallion – tells us about changes in the ways in which Black women cultivate community in digital spaces. Her open access article “City Girls, hot girls and the re-imagining of Black women in hip hop and digital spaces,” was published on June 1st 2020, in the journal, Global Hip Hop Studies.

Hot Girl Summer - Kyesha Jennings
Hot Girl Summer - Kyesha Jennings
Hot Girl Summer - Kyesha JenningsHot Girl Summer - Kyesha Jennings
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Hosts / Producers

Ryan Watkins & Doug Leigh

How to Cite

Watkins, R., Leigh, D., & Jennings, K.. (2020). Parsing Science – Hot Girl Summer. doi:  10.6084/m9.figshare.13096718

Music

What’s The Angle? by Shane Ivers

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