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Kim M Reynolds (South Africa)

Writer and Scholar

Kim M Reynolds is a Black and queer critical media scholar, writer, and cultural worker from Ohio in the US, based in Cape Town, South Africa whose work focuses on the narrative and critique of Black arts and politics. Kim holds two masters degrees in media and film from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and University of Cape Town (UCT) where she focused on discursive colonialism in popular culture and news, Black and African feminist studies and Black queer theory, Black film, and photography as an a libertatory tool in Black imagination. Kim is currently a guest lecturer on critical media analysis, and is co-lead of the research and organizing collective Our Data Bodies, which examines how technology and big data reproduce racism. Kim is also a co-producer of Blackness and Dance, an independent study on Black identity and dance for radio in Cape Town.

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