Aria S. Halliday

Office: Women's Studies, Huddleston Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Aria S. Halliday


  • Ph.D., Purdue University
  • M.A., American Studies, Purdue University
  • B.A., Davidson College

Research Interests

  • 20th century Black visual culture
  • 21st century Black visual culture
  • Black feminist and womanist theories
  • Black radicalism and resistance
  • New Media/Digital Humanities

Courses Taught

  • WS 401: Intro to Women's Studies
  • WS 444: Honors/Race Matters
  • WS 505: Surv/Ldrshp for Social Change

Selected Publications

Halliday, A. S. (2018). Miley, What's Good? Nicki Minaj's Anaconda, Instagram Reproductions, and Viral Memetic Violence. GIRLHOOD STUDIES-AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL, 11(3), 67-83. doi:10.3167/ghs.2018.110307

Halliday, A. S. (2017). Envisioning Black Girl Futures Nicki Minaj's Anaconda Feminism and New Understandings of Black Girl Sexuality in Popular Culture. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, 6(3), 65-77. doi:10.1525/dcqr.2017.6.3.65

Halliday, A., & Brown, N. (n.d.). The Power of Black Girl Magic Anthems: Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé, and “Feeling Myself” as Political Empowerment. Souls: a critical journal of Black politics, culture, and society. doi:10.1080/10999949.2018.1520067