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Assatu Wisseh

Film & Media Studies Graduate Student

Assatu Wisseh

Biography

Assatu Wisseh is a PhD student in Film and Media studies. She received her B.BA. in Marketing from the University of Georgia, Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Arts in Mass Media Studies from the University of Georgia. Her research examines how imperialist white supremacist capitalist heteropatriarchy reproduces itself through the work of agents who are structurally located at the margins. Specifically, Assatu examines texts of middle-class Black women cultural producers through the lens of Black feminism and Critical Race theory. She authored a thesis called “‘The Devil is Always Painted Black’: A Queer Black Feminist Critique of the Accusatory Space in Insecure.” Her article “Mapping Mammy 2.0: Insecure and the Middle-Class Black Woman’s Burden” was published by The Howard Journal of Communication, a leading publication for Black media studies, in June 2018.