Dr keisha bruce (she/they) is a creative researcher and educator of media, technology, culture, and the immersive spaces in between. Throughout their career, they have worked on a range of innovative projects that engage and extend their interests of the intersection between Black arts and culture, and media and technology.
After completing their PhD in Black Digital Studies in 2022 (University of Nottingham), keisha is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University College London, where as part of the AHRC-funded project, The Colour of Diversity, alongside the British Film Institute, they research race and ethnicity in the UK film industry and critically evaluate the function and performance of diversity monitoring. They are also an adjunct professor in Race, Gender and the Media at Syracuse University, London.
Outside of their work, keisha is a world-builder, gamer, and creative writer, dreaming up an afro-fantasy world filled with gods, magic, and technological innovation. They use their playful creative practice to provoke questions around environmental justice, collective care, and indigenous belonging. They trust the power of imaginative play and immersive storytelling to collaboratively build alternative futures that prioritise Black and queer freedoms.
Identity & Technoculture | Feminist Epistemologies | Visual Culture | Black Studies | Digital Media & New Media | Intimacy & Affect | Black Girlhood | Immersive World-Building