Congratulations for making history with me. This is the first course of its kind to be created and I will be facilitating it with brilliant scholars from Hunter College, CUNY. This course is through the Africana and Puerto Rican and Latino Department at Hunter. My name is Kaia Niambi Shivers, and I am a media studies, Africana and Women’s & Gender scholar who is currently finishing her doctoral work at Rutgers University.
Social media in black and Latino Communities course examines black and Latino social media usage in a multi-layered, multimedia angle. These populations are heavy social media users, but are still under-studied. This course delves into various topics of social media from politics to artists to advocacy and relationships in order to understand the complexities and nuances of media usage.