Kelsey Cummings studies whiteness and social media design as a PhD candidate in Film and Media Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She was awarded the 2019–20 Cultural Studies Dissertation Fellowship for "White Design: Engineering the Visualization of Race and Racism in Social Media." Kelsey has an MS in Media Studies from the University of Oregon, and her research has been published in Television & New Media, Feminist Media Studies, and Social Media + Society.
"'But we still try': affective labor in the corporate mommy blog," Feminist Media Studies
"Gendered Choices: Examining the Mechanics of Mobile and Online Girl Games," Television & New Media
"Dying in Full Detail: Mortality and Digital Documentary by Jennifer Malkowski," Film Quarterly (Book Review)