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Christa Blackmon


Christa Blackmon Christa Blackmon is a researcher and analyst with critical experience in opEd writing, advocacy social media campaigns, and public relations for creative ventures.

Currently, Christa works as a researcher on freelance basis with the creative team of Reza Aslan and Mahyad Tousi at BoomGen Studios. She has contributed social media strategies, public relations research, and more to film projects like the Oscar nominated documentary The Square and Terry George’s turn of the century Armenian drama The Promise.

A native of Miami, Florida she attended American University’s School of International Service from 2005 to 2008, focusing on Peace and Conflict Resolution in the Middle East. Christa was formerly the Senior Editor of Palestine Note, a news and commentary website she managed in Washington DC. She completed her Masters program in Social Anthropology with a specific focus on applications to media at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London . Her dissertation is, “Mediating Memory: Oral Histories of the Nakba Online”, was awarded a Distinction and she graduated with an overall grade of Merit. A self-described “fiction junkie”, Christa has a passion for science fiction literature and media and its relation to social science.

She has been published in Al Jazeera, Muftah.org, +972 Magazine, and OpenDemocracy. She also maintains a blog about the ethics of viewing images of suffering in Western media, sightofsuffering.tumblr.com.

She currently lives in London with her Reuters reporter husband and a very lazy cat.

Visit her on Twitter @theodalisque.