Hi, I’m Dr. Shanice Jones Cameron. I’m an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I research Black women’s digital health and well-being networks.
Education and Research
Shanice Jones Cameron (she/her) is an assistant professor of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is also a core faculty member of the Health & Medical Humanities program at the University of North Carolina Charlotte and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP) at UNC Chapel Hill.
Shanice earned a PhD in Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2022. She earned a master’s degree in Communication Studies from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2018, and she graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina Central University with a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Political Science. Her research areas are media studies, critical health communication, and Black feminism. Shanice primarily relies on qualitative methods.
Shanice’s dissertation is titled, Locating the Everyday: Black Women, Well-being, and Digital Media. She used digital ethnographic methods, including semi-structured interviews and participant observation, to explore Black women’s health and well-being discourses that are distributed through information and communication technologies.
These digital health networks and communities are significant, in part, because they disrupt dominant understandings about Black women’s health (and biomedical frameworks) and simultaneously illuminates how Black women use these technologies for cultural expression and liberation.
These digital networks also offer insight into the ways in which Black women, as internet users, seize upon the affordances of social media for their individual interests and collective health advocacy.
Publications & Media
Be Still, Be Present: Black Girl Yoga and Digital Counter Spaces
My peer-reviewed article, Be Still, Be Present: Black Girl Yoga and Digital Counter Spaces, was published in Race and Yoga in November 2019.
Critical Disinformation Studies: A Syllabus
I had the pleasure of contributing to the Critical Disinformation Studies syllabus alongside Alice Marwick, Rachel Kuo, and Moira Wegel. In the syllabus, we argue that disinformation is one key way that whiteness, heteronormativity, and class privilege have been reinforced and reproduced in the United States.
Marwick, A., Kuo, R., Cameron, S. J. & Weigel, M. (2021). Critical Disinformation Studies: A Syllabus. Center for Information, Technology, & Public Life (CITAP), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. https://citap.unc.edu/critical-disinfo.
Somatic Podcast: Race, Social Media, and Yoga (Episode 16)
I was featured on the Somatic Podcast in September 2020. I discussed Black women’s engagement with modern postural yoga and the importance of digital wellness spaces for Black women.
Grad Girl Wellness Podcast: Right on Time (Episode 9)
I was featured on the Grad Girl Wellness podcast in March 2021. I discussed my experience with parenting as a graduate student, self-care, time management, and the importance of creativity.
Get in Touch
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