Jade Abston

Jade Abston

M.A. Integrated Degree track

Jade Abston was born and raised in Washington, D.C. As an undergraduate student at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Penn., she was the co-founder of and student coordinator for the school’s Multicultural Center. When she was a graduate student at the New York Institute of Technology, she worked with numerous television networks in digital media. After her time in the industry, she went on to teach media studies and new media courses with a dedication to a multicultural curriculum in the Communication Department at Cedar Crest College. She currently serves as a member of the school’s Racial Equity Committee, where she is dedicated to the work of creating and implementing anti-racist initiatives. Her current research focuses on Black womanhood and Afrofuturist feminism in Lovecraft Country, Black horror aesthetics and monstrosity.

Research Interests

Race and gender representation in popular culture, Black feminist thought, hip-hop studies, Afrofuturism


B.A., Communication, Cedar Crest College
M.A., Communication Arts, New York Institute of Technology
Certificate in Korean Studies, Seoul Women’s University