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College of Humanities & Sciences

Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

KáLyn Coghill

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Graduate Teaching Assistant, MATX
coghillk@vcu.edu

Working overtime to become the Beyoncé of Academia, KáLyn Coghill is a current Ph.D. student in the Media, Art and Text program who is a published Twitter Scholar. You can find her latest publication "A Seat At The Table: A Repetitive Narrative of Abuse" through the International Linguistics and Communications Journal. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in English (creative writing poetry and linguistics) from Old Dominion University and her Master’s degree in Organizational Communications from Bowie State University.

Her research focuses on digital violence against Black women and gender-based violence. She is working on creating ways to keep these people safe online while holding platforms like Twitter accountable for their lack of protection and privacy. She also researches and writes about Black feminism in digital spaces, Hip Hop, and death in digital spaces.

KáLyn enjoys making her classrooms feel like safe spaces, so her teaching style is compassionate, thoughtful, and encouraging. She ties the digital into all of her work and likes to make the connections from the physical world to the digital spaces we use every day. KáLyn teaches Intro to Gender, Sexuality, and Women's studies in the GSWS department and she adds a unique approach to the course by incorporating social media, current TikTok challenges, and captivating documentaries to expand the thinking process

You can visit KáLyn's personal website to learn more about her and her scholarship.

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