Aria S. Halliday is assistant professor of Africana feminisms in women's studies at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Halliday joined the UNH faculty in 2017. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in American studies with a graduate certificate in women's, gender and sexuality studies from Purdue University. Dr. Halliday's research spans the interdisciplinary fields of American studies; African American studies; women's, gender, and sexuality studies; and cultural studies, focusing on Black American and Caribbean women's visual and material cultural production. Black feminist theory informs her current research, in which she examines the representation of Black women's and girls' sexual expression in popular culture and the ways in which those expressions shape radicalism, consumerism and new media cultures. She is the founder of Digital Black Girls, a digital humanities project that documents representations of Black girls in popular culture. She was raised in Durham, North Carolina and is a proud alumna of Davidson College.
Ph.D., Purdue University
M.A., American Studies, Purdue University
B.A., Davidson College
20th century Black visual culture
21st century Black visual culture
Black feminist and womanist theories
New Media/Digital Humanities
Women & Girls - Quality of Life/Empowerment
WS 401: Intro to Women's Studies
WS 444A: Honors/Race Matters
WS 505: Surv/Ldrshp for Social Change
Halliday, A. S. (2019). The Black Girlhood Studies Collection. Canadian Scholars’ Press.
Halliday, A. (2019). Centering Black Women in the Black Chicago Renaissance: Katherine Williams-Irvin, Olive Diggs, and "New Negro Womanhood". In Against a Sharp White Background: Infrastructures of African American Print (pp. 240-258). Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Retrieved from https://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/5486.htm
Halliday, A. S., & Brown, N. E. (2018). The Power of Black Girl Magic Anthems: Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé, and “Feeling Myself” as Political Empowerment. Souls, 20(2), 222-238. doi:10.1080/10999949.2018.1520067
Halliday, A. S. (2017). Envisioning Black Girl Futures. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, 6(3), 65-77. doi:10.1525/dcqr.2017.6.3.65