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Brienne Amaris Adams

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Graduate Assistant III, American Studies

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Brienne A. Adams is a Ph.D. candidate. Her dissertation research explores how fans engage Black popular culture depictions of intimate relationships (both romantic and familial) on social media platforms. Her research interests include popular culture studies, narrative theory, race, gender, sexuality, and class construction in music, television, web series, and film. She holds a graduate certificate in Digital Studies and one in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She received an M.A. in Afro-American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, as well as a B.A. in Literature Studies from Beloit College. Her dedication to her work is rooted in the transformation of fandom to aid in the possibility of ‘the digital’ to facilitate healing and liberation through a broad connection to Black communities. You can also connect with her on Twitter at @amethystpen7