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Dr. Meredith Clark and Colleagues Awarded Grant to Study #BlackLivesMatter

Meredith Clark, Assistant Professor in the Mayborn School of Journalism, and two of her colleagues have had a $30,000 grant funded by the Spencer Foundation for a study about the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag as a form of civic activism. Their study will be published later this month. Clark's contribution was to interview 40 Twitter users who deployed the hashtags as a means of amplifying marginalized voices, educating themselves and their communities, and connecting with like-minded individuals though separated by time and space.