Grace Gipson

Grace Gipson
Doctoral Student

Grace earned her in BA in Psychology and Biology from Clark Atlanta University where she graduated magna cum laude. Grace also received her MA in African American Studies at Georgia State University in May 2013. While at Georgia State, Grace served as a Graduate Representative/Liaison with the College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Council at Georgia State University, a Dr. Tsehloane C. Keto Graduate Student Leader Representative/ Board Member for the National Council of Black Studies, and the Graduate Student Representative for the University Film and Video Association. Her area of research interests include (mis)representations of race and gender within black popular culture specifically in comic books and film, gender and sexuality, and performances of blackness. Throughout her academic career so far, Grace has been published in the FCH Annals: Journal of the Florida Conference of Historians (2011); and has a forthcoming chapter on Janelle Monae’s blend of black feminism and afrofuturism in an edited anthology AfroFuturism. She is also a regular film and pop culture blog contributor for the sites Black Girl Nerds and Medium Rare TV, as well as her own blog Black Savant Cinema. In addition to academic pursuits, Grace enjoys movies, collecting comic books, trying new restaurants, rock climbing, and travelling. 

ggipson@berkeley.edu