Raven Maragh-Lloyd

Raven Maragh-Lloyd

Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies and Film and Media Studies
PhD, University of Iowa
research interests:
  • Critical digital media
  • Black online publics
  • cultural studies
  • Algorithmic Culture

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Washington University in St. Louis
    Campus Box 1109-0137-02
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130

Raven Maragh-Lloyd's research focuses on Black digital media practices and their connections to power, resistance and longstanding efforts of community building and preservation.

Raven Maragh-Lloyd received her Ph.D. in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Iowa in 2018. Her work primarily highlights the ways that Black and African American publics tap into long existing media channels of communication toward the goals of community and visibility. Her scholarship and teaching centers critical race and gender studies in investigating the social and cultural tools used to challenge established institutions and narratives.
Her first book, Black Networked Resistance: Strategic Rearticulations in the Digital Age (University of California Press, 2024) explores resistance strategies online as a whole story to be told rather than ideologically separate struggles. 
Selected Publications:
Journal articles and book chapters:
"Using racial discourse communities to audit personalization algorithms" (co-authored), Communication, Culture & Critique, 2023.
Trust in Online Search Results During Uncertain Times (co-authored), Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 2022.
From 'Permit Patty' to 'Karen': Black Online Play as Resistance, American Journal of Play, Special Issue: "Blackness @ Play", 2021.
"#ThanksgivingClapbacks and Articulations of Black Familial Traditions as Resistance." In L.K. Lopez (Ed.), Studying Race and Media. NYU Press, 2020.
"Civic Debate and Self Care: Black Women's Community Care Online." in J. Rosenbaum-Andre & G. Bouvier (Eds.), Twitter, the Publick Sphere and the Chaos of Online Deliberation. Palgrave-MacMillan Press, 2020.
L'Pree Corsbie-Massay, C. & Maragh, R. (2019). "'What are you?': Lessons from multiracial Caribbeans for an increasingly mixed world." In R. Tsagarousianou & J. Retis (Eds.), The Handbook of Diasporas, Media, and Culture. Wiley Blackwell.
"'Our Struggles Are Unequal:' Black Women's Affective Labor Between Television and Twitter." Journal of Communication Inquiry, 40(4), 351-369, 2016.