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Nicole Ashanti McFarlane

Nicole Ashanti McFarlane thinks about how African Americans engage technologies to compose spaces of color and preside over Blackness in the public sphere. With academic backgrounds in Political Science and African American Literature, she began her career in digital media by freelancing as a technical design consultant and content contributor in the early days of blogging and music filesharing. Her work in rhetorical representations of African American English and Black cultural production in American political culture combines her interests in popular culture and social activism. Currently a professor of English Rhetoric and Composition at Fayetteville State University, Nicole teaches courses in rhetorical theory, professional writing, and new media. To find out more, follow her at @DrAshantiMc or CircuitouslyCute blog.