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Invasion of Privacy: The Sociology of Cardi B
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Thu Aug 9, 2018
Benton Room


Cardi B has skyrocketed as the top selling Black Woman in hip hop/rap. At the top of her game, she is engaged, pregnant, and unapologetically herself garnering attention from media personalities and criticisms about her choices. Cardi B’s upward mobility, motherhood, and Afro-Latinx Identity overlap with issues of social class, gender, race and ethnicity within sociology. This panel will include papers on the meaning of Cards B to issues of respectability politics, media, and Black Womanhood.

Session Papers:

The Sociology of Cardi B.

Candice C. Robinson, University of Pittsburgh


White Media and the Appropriation of Authentic Black Womanhood

Aaryn Green, University of Cincinnati


Cardi Gotta Baby by Offset: A Nonmarital Childbearing Case Study

Maretta McDonald, Louisiana State University 


Cardi B: Pregnant While Twerking or Twerking While Pregnant

Veronica Newton-Burke, Georgia State University


Policing Cardi B’s Blackness: A Critical Analysis of “Commonsense” Notions of Race

Shantee Rosado, University of Pennsylvania

Candice Robinson
Graduate Assistant, University of Pittsburgh
Aaryn Green
Graduate Assistant, Univeristy of Cincinnati African American Cultural and Resource Center
Shantee Rosado
PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

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