Meredith D. Clark, PhD (she/her/hers) is a journalist and Assistant Professor in Media Studies at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on the intersections of race, media, and power in digital, social, and news media. She was named to The Root 100 in 2015 for her dissertation research on Black Twitter. Her book on Black Twitter and Black Digital Resistance is under contract with Oxford University Press. Her most recent article is “DRAG THEM: A Brief Etymology of Cancel Culture,” published in Communication & the Public in 2020. Her research has also been published in Electronic News, Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, Journal of
Social Media in Society, New Media & Society, and Social Movement Studies. Clark is Academic Lead for Documenting the Now II, a project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She develops new scholarship on teaching students about digital archiving and community-based archives from a media studies perspective. She is also currently a faculty fellow with Data & Society. She is a faculty affiliate at the Center on Digital Culture and Society at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an advisory board member for the Virginia Center for Investigative Journalism, Project Information Literacy
(Harvard University), and the Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies (New York University). Clark is an in-demand research consultant on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in media. She is the daughter of the late John T. Clark & Dr. Bonnie Mitchell-Clark of Lexington, Ky. Professor Clark lives in Charlottesville with her husband, Willie A. Green, III, and their rescue dog, Foster.