Candice Robinson

Graduate Assistant, University of Pittsburgh

Candice is speaking at

10:30 am - 11:45 am
Benton Room


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


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

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Benton Room



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.

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