Jade Petermon

Assistant Professor
School of Film, Media & Theatre
Georgia State University

Jade Petermon


My research interests rest primarily in the areas of African and black diaspora studies, film and media studies, cultural studies and women’s and gender studies. My primary methodological frameworks are textual analysis and ethnography. The exploration of visual culture is at the core of my research interests. I examine the power dynamics at work in the acts of seeing and being seen. I explore these questions across several different media platforms. However, I am increasingly attracted to digital media and the ways in which technological changes inform these questions. My work contributes to an ongoing dialogue about how different axes of identity inform not only how communities of color are portrayed and seen, but also more importantly, how we see ourselves. My current book project, “Hyper(in)visibility: Reading Race and Representation in the Neoliberal Era,” traces the visibility of racialized subjectivities across several media platforms in the era of neoliberalism.