Dr keisha bruce is a Black feminist researcher of technoculture, visual culture, digital media, and the transitionary spaces in between them. They completed their PhD in Black Studies at University of Nottingham in 2022. Their thesis explores how digital diasporic intimacies have been curated through visual practices on social media. They are currently working on turning their thesis into a book project which will further explore Black women and femmes’ curation of digital diasporic intimacies to offer provocations around digital space, embodiment, speculative memory, technological ingenuity and their relation to affective digital visual cultures. Their research has been published in Women’s Studies Quarterly and Feminist Media Studies.
keisha joins the Institute of Advanced Studies as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the AHRC-funded project, The Colour of Diversity: A Longitudinal Analysis of the BFI Diversity Standards Data and Racial Inequality in the UK Film Industry. During their time on the project they will explore race and racism in the film industry in collaboration with the British Film Institute, and seek to contribute a Black feminist and queer theoretical perspective to the project’s research. In addition, keisha has worked on research projects related to regional Black archives, global Black protest, sovereignty and justice, social media and digital activism, and Black futurity. keisha is an Adjunct Professor in Race, Gender and the Media at Syracuse University-London.