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Brittany Young

Graduate Student

Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media

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Pronouns: She, her, hers

Brittany Clark Young is a third year doctoral candidate in the Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media program and a 2019 North Carolina State University Provost Fellow. Her research and teaching interests lie in Hip Hop Feminism and Hip Hop Studies, Black Media and Popular Culture, Black Digital Communities, African American Rhetoric, and Public Relations. Her past work investigated Black feminist hip hop rhetoric’s use in first-year composition classrooms at Historically Black Colleges and Universities; hoping to improve the writing practices of Black women students. Brittany’s current research examines Southern hip hip as a temporal and communal meaning making space for Southern Black women, negotiating and combatting the Southern Belle trope.


Clark Young, Brittany (September 2019). When Hip-Hop Hears the Home Girls: Using Black Feminist Hip Hop Rhetoric in the First Year Composition Classroom. Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration. Durham, NC.

Clark Young, Brittany (March 2019). #IfSlaveryWereAChoice: Enacting Performance in the Digital Griot and its Role in Black Digital Counterpublics. Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media Symposium. North Carolina State University.

Clark Young, Brittany (April 2018). Welcome to the Beauty Shop: Killing Respectability and Accepting Rage. Rhetorical Listening: An unConference for Social Justice. North Carolina State University RSA Chapter. North Carolina State University.

Clark Young, Brittany (April 2017). More Than Welfare Queens and Strong Black Women: Black Mothers in the Films Precious and Claudine. LSU Women’s Center Research Partnership Key-Note Speaker. Louisiana StateUniversity


M.A. English and African American Literature North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 2019

B.A. Mass Communication, Public Relations Louisiana State University 2016