Media@McGill: Kyra Gaunt, "Black Girls Twerking at the Intersection: On the Context Collapse of YouTube’s Content ID, Hip Hop Music, and Misogynoir"

Event

Strathcona Music Building Room C-201, 555 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1E3, CA

Kyra Gaunt (University of Albany), "Black Girls Twerking at the Intersection: On the Context Collapse of YouTube’s Content ID, Hip Hop Music, and Misogynoir"

This presentation explores the erotic autonomy of Black girls' and women's twerking as it intersects with the algorithms of YouTube, patriarchal music from the hiphop generation, and the racialized gender inequalities and anti-Black sexism found in the music industry. Think of it as Black Girls' #MeToo meets a Bechdel test for music's misogynoir. #MuteRKelly