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Brittany A.
All But Dissertation


Brittany Farr is a feminist theorist whose research uses black feminist theory, critical race studies and media studies in order to explore the relationship between blackness, capitalism and representation. Her dissertation is concerned with two primary questions: how is the reproductive black female body represented as threatening to the US state? And how have attempts to contain this threat contributed to expansions of systems of privatization and punishment in the US? To answer these questions, she examines how black maternity and motherhood is disciplined in US legislation, public policy, and popular films and TV shows from the ‘90s to our contemporary moment. She graduated with honors from Harvard College and is currently completing her doctoral studies in Communication at the University of Southern California.