Kimberly Alecia Singletary is a third-year doctoral student at Northwestern University in the Rhetoric and Public Culture program. She studies exported images of American blackness from the U.S. media and their reception in Germany. She has done independent research on a similar topic as a Fulbright Scholar in Vienna, Austria. She graduated with her Bachelors of Journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism and received her M.A. from Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture, Technology program.