Anna (MA, Media Culture, and Communication, New York University) is a doctoral candidate in the Communication Department at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. A critical/cultural media historian, her dissertation focuses on how mediated discourses represent and are influenced by white supremacy, national/colonial identity, slavery, and resistance enacted by African descendants in mid-nineteenth-century Cuba. Her other research interests include formations of cultural identity, racialized linguistics and education, intersectional feminisms and queer studies, critical whiteness studies, and racial justice activism. She is currently a member of the Antiracist Language and Literacy Practices working group, which is conducting a university-wide study on the cultural identity and language practices of students and faculty, and the Media History research team, led by Dr. Michael Fuhlhage, which investigates the rhetoric of nineteenth-century US and Latin American newspapers. Her current manuscripts include a sole-authored paper on queer possibility and post-racialism in the Netflix series Sense8, under review of Visual Communication Quarterly; a collaborative paper on mediated communication about the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act, under review of Journalism History; and a paper on a pilot study about the racialized language practices and attitudes of students and faculty in higher education, under the review of Across the Disciplines.
Anna E. Lindner is a doctoral candidate in the Communication Department at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. On Twitter.