Nelly Y. Pinkrah is a cultural and media theorist and political activist, mainly involved in anti-racist, empowerment, and community-building projects. She writes her doctoral thesis on Édouard Glissant and Cybernetics at Leuphana University, Germany where she is also working at the Centre for Digital Cultures. For newspapers and magazines Nelly writes on racism, technology, and the digital. Among other things she co-organized the annual conference of the German Society for Media Studies in 2013 and last year the inaugural Stanford Leuphana Summer Academy on Media Studies. From October 2018 until May 2019 she has been a Doctoral Fellow at the Global Emergent Media Lab at Concordia University, Montréal. Areas of interest: (digital) media and technology, black studies & black feminist theory, political thoughts and practices, and cultural history.
Updated May 2020
More from Nelly Yaa Pinkrah
The Digital Has Been Around for a While
Senior Fellow Nelly Y Pinkrah published an article about what “digital” means and its relation to race. She reimagines the digital, allowing for new connections between media, technology, and race to be examined.
Senior Fellow Nelly Y. Pinkrah recently published an article about how algorithms can adopt human prejudices. The failure to take into account system-related racism has led to technological mishaps, leading to unintentional racism.
Mentoring Program: Kick-Off Event
Today we are launching our new mentoring program for the Action Projects of our 2019 Fellows.