Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Heather Lawrence

2021-22 Cogut Collaborative Humanities Fellow, Modern Culture and Media


Heather Lawrence is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Modern Culture and Media, where she researches theories of mass media, conspiracy, and Black critical thought. Her scholarship explores the changing concept of the “public,” the problem of epistemology in a hyper-mediated information landscape, and how the Black radical tradition can help us understand our current social reality and shape new futures. Prior to Brown, she earned a B.A. in English and Sociology from William and Mary.