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Roslyn Satchel is a tenured full professor in the School of Communication and Media at Kennesaw State University, where she serves as the inaugural lead researcher for the Radow Institute for Social Equity. At Harvard, Dr. Satchel serves as a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and co-leads the Race-Tech-Media working group.

Teaching law, ethics, and communication courses while also working extensively as a community organizer for 30+ years, Dr. Satchel has a long repertoire of accomplishments/awards and CNN, C-SPAN, Newsweek, Ebony, and many other global media outlets have featured her work. She formerly served as an endowed, tenured professor at Pepperdine University, Executive Director of the National Center for Human Rights Education, and as an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Her 2017 book, What Movies Teach about Race: Exceptionalism, Erasure and Entitlement, brings Dr. Satchel’s media, legal, and religion background together to examine political economy and representational harm in the most influential films of all time. Her forthcoming book, Technology and Our Critical Race: Access, Opportunity, and Surveillance, likewise scrutinizes issues of ethics in relation to algorithmic bias, artificial intelligence, privacy, and transnational monopolies. Dr. Satchel earned degrees from Louisiana State (PhD), Emory (JD and MDiv), and Howard (BA) universities. Her scholarship scrutinizes the cultural intersections of legal, media, and religious discourse with a particular interest in race, gender, class, ability, age, ethnicity, status, sexual orientation, religion, and citizenship concerns.


BKC Medium Collection

‘There has been less of a buffer’: discussing intimate partner violence during the pandemic

Berkman Klein Center event explores how technology factors into pandemic response

Mar 29, 2021
BKC Medium Collection

Movement Lawyering for Alternative Futures

Five community members speak about their vexed relationships to the law

Jan 4, 2021


Feb 9, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Marginalized Women, Technology, COVID-19, and Intimate Partner Violence

Video & Podcast: Is there a vaccine for our pandemic?

Video & Podcast: Experts from multiple disciplines discuss how technology and online public spaces help (and hurt) violence victims amid COVID-19 policies and realities