About Anna Lindner
Anna (MA, Media Culture, and Communication, New York University) is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. A critical/cultural media historian, she uses critical discourse analysis in her dissertation, which assesses Spanish colonial letters, official reports, and news publications about African rebellion 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. At Wayne State, she is a member of the Antiracist Language and Literacy Practices research team, which conducts university-wide studies 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 forthcoming essays include a sole-authored paper on queer identity and post-racialism in the Netflix series Sense8, to be published by Visual Communication Quarterly, and a collaborative paper on three newspapers' support or contestation of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act, to be published by Journalism History.