Dr. Francesca Sobande is a lecturer in digital media studies at the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University.
She is Course Director of the BA Media, Journalism and Culture programme, is an affiliate of the Data Justice Lab, and is Communication Co-Chair (with Dr. Naya Jones) of the Race in the Marketplace (RIM) Network which is a transdisciplinary and international research network concerned with critical understandings of the role of race and its intersecting socio-political constructs in the marketplace. Francesca’s work focuses on digital culture, Black diaspora, feminism, creative work, and the experiences of Black women. Her research has been published in international journals such as European Journal of Cultural Studies, European Journal of Marketing, Consumption, Markets & Culture, Marketing Theory, Communication, Culture & Critique, IPPR Progressive Review and Celebrity Studies. Francesca is author of The Digital Lives of Black Women in Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) and is co-editor with Professor Akwugo Emejulu of To Exist is To Resist: Black Feminism in Europe (Pluto Press, 2019). More about Francesca’s work can be found at francescasobande.com
Sobande, F. (2020), Open access chapter on ‘Black Women and the Media in Britain‘ from The Digital Lives of Black Women in Britain.
Sobande, F. (2020), Open access chapter on ‘Black Women’s Digital Diaspora, Collectivity, and Resistance‘ from The Digital Lives of Black Women in Britain.
Sobande, F. (2019) “Woke-washing: ‘intersectional’ femvertising and branding ‘woke’ bravery”. European Journal of Marketing. 10.1108/EJM-02-2019-0134 (Open access pre-print).