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NCORE Webinar Series

Hashtags and Unfollows: Race and racism in the age of social media


Recorded November 28, 2019  |  Captions provided

90 min  |  $25.00  |  Purchase this webinar



Session Description:

Limited research has been advanced that considers how social media intersects with race, racism, and gender among college students. Additionally, scholars have noted these are areas necessitating the attention of student affairs. This session presents literature, emerging research, and best practices to advance action oriented practices regarding how to best support students in the context of today's racialized and gendered social media campus cultures.


Alana Anderson, PhD

Babson College

Alana Anderson works as the Senior Assistant Director for Multicultural Programs at Babson College where she is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative programs and administrative initiatives that emphasize and foster community awareness and inclusiveness for Babson’s diverse student population.  She has also previously instructed a first generation student experience course Merrimack College in Andover, MA in the Higher Education Program.  Alana received her doctorate from the Lynch School of Education Higher Education at Boston College and holds a Masters of Science in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University and a Bachelors of Arts in Politics from Brandeis University.  Her research examines how black college women perform their race and gender on social media.  

presenter Alana Anderson

Kevin Gin, PhD

Holy Names University

Dr. Kevin Gin serves as the Associate Dean for Institutional Effectiveness at Holy Names University. He received his Ph.D. from Boston College, his M.S. at Colorado State University, and his B.S. at UC Berkeley. Kevin has worked in alumni affairs, multicultural affairs, residence life, student activities, student leadership, and institutional effectiveness. He has published articles in The Journal of College Student Development, Change: The Magazine of Higher Education, and as a contributing author in the ASHE monograph, Social Media in Higher Education, and the recent book, Technology and Engagement: Making Technology Work for First Generation College Students. His research interests include racialized hostility on social media, and the Asian American college student experience.

presenter Kevin Gin