Graduate Assistant, University of Pittsburgh
Candice is speaking at
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.
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
This session will focus on the questions and experiences of current Black graduate students, including publish-or-perish, navigating departmental politics, finding mentorship outside of your department, and succeeding on the job market. Advanced graduate students, junior faculty and tenured faculty will be on the panel addressing the concerns of graduate students.