Nicole V. Bush
Nicole Bush is a doctoral candidate at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism who studies Black women’s activism, affective labor, and online social movements. Bush is interested in how Black women and femme activists’ digital labor practices constitute a discursive structure that can empower other Black women and femme and contradict normative discourses throughout media and other mainstream publics.
Bush graduated from Pepperdine University in 2017 with a Master of Arts in Strategic Communication. Bush also holds her Master of Communication Management from the University of Southern California (2010) and received her BA in English from Georgetown University (2009). Bush’s work has been included in the handbook, The Rhetoric of Social Movements: Networks, Power, and New Media (Crick et al., 2020), as well as in the Journal of Children and Media. Bush has also presented at the 2021 National Communication Association Conference and the 2022 Cultural Studies Association Conference.
In addition to her academic interests, Bush is passionate about movement and community wellbeing and is a nationally certified Pilates and meditation instructor. You can connect with Nicole at http://www.loveworknic.com.