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Rachel Grant and Doctoral Student to Present at 2023 International Journal of Press/Politics Conference

Rachel Grant, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, and doctoral student Nikki Lyons will be presenting “Focusing on the Fellas: Stacey Abrams’ Social Media Campaign Addresses Misogynoir” at the ninth annual International Journal of Press/Politics conference at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland from Oct. 11-13.

The research paper focuses on former 2018 Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. After narrowly losing the election, Abrams adopted a novel approach to secure the Black male vote, staging a series of events known as “Stacey and the Fellas.” Grant and Lyons delve into the discourse surrounding those events and their impact on misogynoir (the dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against Black women) directed at Abrams. They employ a misogynoir framework to investigate the media narratives that Black women, particularly in politics, must redefine.

The conference will feature ninety scholars from many different countries and disciplines presenting research on the relationship between media and politics in an international perspective.

Posted: October 10, 2023
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