University of Sussex Postgraduate Award - Journalism
Jess Bond has had a passion for journalism since she picked up her first magazine at the age of 5. Ultimately, this led her to obtain her BA in Journalism at Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication, graduating cum laude in 2020. As a Chicago native, Jess has had an interest in understanding the role media plays in shaping marginalized communities' identity in society. She will be pursuing her MA in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex. Her intended master’s thesis will focus on Black British women during the second-wave feminist movement and how they utilized alternative media sources to spread awareness on social issues they were impacted by. Besides getting involved with on-campus media outlets, Jess is excited to explore Brighton’s fashion and music scene, while traveling to London when she can. Upon completing her MA, she intends to become an international journalist focusing on the intersection of race and gender.