Sarah J. Jackson
Published March 27, 2017
Updated April 14, 2021

Sarah J. Jackson is Presidential Associate Professor and co-director of the Media, Inequality & Change Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication. She studies how media, journalism and technology are used by and represent marginalized groups, with a focus on how communication arising from Black, feminist and activist spaces contribute to U.S. progress.

Her most recent book is Hashtag Activism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice (2020). Her prior book, Black Celebrity, Racial Politics and the Press (2014), examines the relationship between race, celebrity protest and the media. Her commentary has been featured on PBS, Politico and NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook.

Expertise: Communications, media studies, technology, gender studies, social media, politics, culture, social sciences

Location: Philadelphia, Pa.


Twitter: @sjjphd

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