Ravynn’s CV


Curriculum Vitae

Email: rkstringfield@email.wm.edu

Website: blackgirldoesgradschool.com


College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Ph.D., American Studies, anticipated May 2021

Advisors: M. Lynn Weiss, Professor of English and American Studies & Elizabeth Losh,                           Professor of English and American Studies

College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

M.A., American Studies, January 2018

MA Thesis: “Black Capes, White Spies: An Exploration of Visual Black Identity, Evolving Heroism and ‘Passing’ in Marvel’s Black Panther Comics and Mat Johnson’s Graphic Novel, Incognegro”

Advisor: M. Lynn Weiss, Professor of English and American Studies

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

B.A. French Language and Literature & Comparative Literature, May 2016


20th and 21st century African-American literature; Black women and girls in fantasy and futuristic narratives; new media; graphic novels, comic books, and American              superheroes; African American intellectual history; digital humanities




 Stringfield, Ravynn & Elizabeth Losh, “Networked Possibilities: Care Work, Graduate Training and the Black Digital Humanities,” in Lisa Rhody & Susan Schreibman ed. Feminist Digital Humanities, TBD


 HASTAC Scholar, class of 2017-2019, awarded November 2017

Equality Lab Fellow, September 2016- present

Walter J. Zable Fellow, 2016-2018, awarded August 2016

Keller Travel grant, awarded June 2015

Braxton-Woody Award, awarded March 2015


Graduate Advisor, Africana House, William & Mary 2019-2020

Editorial Board, Third Stone Journal

Academic Director, W&M/Keio Cross-Cultural Collaboration, March 2019-August 2019

Board of Directors, Contingent Magazine

Graduate Assistant for the Lemon Project: A Journey of Reconciliation, College of William and Mary, August 2017-present

Editorial Apprentice, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, August 2016-   May 2017

Intern, Ridley Scholarship Foundation, University of Virginia, 2015-2016

Intern, Outreach Office of Admission, University of Virginia, 2013-2016



 “Rise of the Black Academic Content Creator,” SXSWEdu, Austin, Texas, March 2020

“(Digital) Black Girl Magic: Magic as a Contemporary Black Feminist Epistemology in Micah                    Ariel Watson’s Black Enough and Moon Ferguson’s Juju: The Webseries,” Lemon                 Project Symposium, March 2020

“Digital #BlackGirlMagic,” Lemon Project Branch Out Trip, William & Mary, January 2020

Twitter Workshop: Cultivating Your Voice in 280 Characters, William & Mary, October 23,                       2019

Journal Club, William & Mary, “Black Women Graduate School Bloggers and Digital                                 Resistance,” April 2019

Invited Speaker, “Black Panther & Graphic Novels,” Simmons College First Year Seminar,                        March 28, 2019

Fugitive Futures: Graduate Students of Color Un-Settling the University, University of Texas                     Austin, “Writing Your Way In: Creating a Digital Space for Black Women Graduate                   Student Experiences,” March 2019

My Mother Was a Computer, William & Mary, Lightning Talk on The Lemon Project,                                November 2018

Southern American Studies Association Conference, “Reclaiming Wakanda: Conceptualizing a                   Site of Colonized, Heroic Blackness,” March 2017



Editor in Chief of blackgirldoesgradschool.com, August 2016-present



 Co-Instructor, Feminist DH, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, June                  2020

Teaching Assistant, Cinema and the Modernization of US Culture, Fall 2019

Workshop Facilitator, Lemon Project Branch Out Alternative Break, January 2019

Course Instructor, Keio/William & Mary Cross Cultural Collaboration, August 2018

Workshop Facilitator, Lemon Project Branch Out Alternative Break, January 2018

Course Instructor, Keio/William & Mary Cross Cultural Collaboration, August 2017

Workshop Co-Facilitator, Lemon Project Branch Out Alternative Break, January 2017

Course Instructor, “Superheroes in Society,” University of Virginia, Spring 2016


 Digital Humanities Summer Institute participant, University of Victoria, June 2019

Digital Humanities Bootcamp, William & Mary, January 2019



 French (Reading, writing and speaking proficient)

My attempt at joining the Academy

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