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Brittany Clark Young

Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media


Pronouns: She, her, hers 

Brittany Clark Young is a second year doctoral student in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media and a 2019 North Carolina State University Provost Fellow. Her research and teaching interests lie in Hip Hop Studies, Black Media and Popular Culture, Black Digital Communities, African American Rhetoric, Composition and Digital Humanities. Her current research looks at the efficacy and use of Black Feminist Hip Hop Rhetoric in online spaces, specifically social media. Her past work investigated the use of this rhetoric in the first-year composition classroom at Historically Black Colleges and Universities with the goal of improving the writing practices of Black women students.


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. in English and African American Literature from North Carolina A&T State University, 2019

>B.A. in Mass Communication: Public Relations Concentration from Louisiana State University, 2016