Mel Stanfill


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“When you are used to being dominant, equality looks like a loss.” Mel Stanfill is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in Texts and Technology and Games and Interactive Media at the University of Central Florida. Stanfill holds a PhD in Communications and Media from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Stanfill’s research interrogates how the relationship between media industries and their audiences in the Internet era is shaped by labor, intellectual property law, consumption, heteronormativity, and whiteness, and has appeared in venues such as New Media and Society, Critical Studies in Media Communication, and Cinema Journal. Show Resources: On the Invention of whiteness: Roediger, David R. 1991. The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class. London, UK: Verso. Amazon: Full text PDF: Black Internet Studies: Brock, André. 2012. “From the Blackhand Side: Twitter as a Cultural Conversation.” Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 56 (4): 529–49. Steele, Catherine Knight. 2016. “The Digital Barbershop: Blogs and Online Oral Culture Within the African American Community.” Social Media + Society 2 (4): 2056305116683205. Gray, Kishonna L. 2012. “Intersecting Oppressions and Online Communities.” Information, Communication & Society 15 (3): 411–28. Intersectionality: Cohen, Cathy J. 1997. “Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens: The Radical Potential of Queer Politics?” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 3 (4): 437–65. Safiya Umoja Noble Noble, Safiya Umoja. 2018. Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. New York: NYU Press. is free to read. Some of Safiya’s talks: All music for the #causeascene podcast is composed and produced by Chaos, Chao Pack, and Listen on SoundCloud

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