Brooklyne Gipson is a doctoral student at USC Annenberg. Her research interests center on the intersections of race and digital technology. Specifically, she interrogates the utility of social media and other digital tools in facilitating grassroots organization and civic engagement amongst traditionally marginalized groups.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a concentration in Afro-American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. She later earned an M.A.S. in American Media and Popular Culture from Arizona State University and an M.S. in Digital Social Media from the University of Southern California. Previous work includes positions as content producer, editor and blogger for publications such as The New York Post, XXL magazine, Complex magazine and BET.com.