DEPARTMENT OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES FACULTY-GRADUATE SEMINAR
with Prof. Emily A. Owens, Brown University
CONVENER: WALLACE BEST
“SEXUALITY IN AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES AND CULTURES” participants will explore the history of sex and sexualities in the United States through the lens of race, thinking critically and creatively about race, gender, and sexuality in general, and many of the component parts of that triad specifically. The aim is to provide a space of thought, analysis, reflection, and interrogation of substantive ideas, texts, and institutions that have shaped and continue to shape black sexual subjects in the 21st century. Invited presenters will include theorists of sex and sexuality, transgender activists, cultural critics, journalists, and church-based scholar-activists, from a wide spectrum of disciplines, including performance studies, African American studies, and History.