Department of Black Studies Spring Colloquium: Honors Edition

Please join the Department of Black Studies in hosting the HONORS EDITION of our Spring Colloquium Series.
Monday, May 23, 2022
10:30am-12:00pm (PDT)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 826 6856 8967
Passcode: 596254
“She Got A Dick!”: Challenging Black Sexual Norms Through Queer and Trans Hip-Hop
In this project, I examine hip-hop videos by Black queer/trans artists, locating expressions that destabilize heteronormative, phallocentric understandings of the Black body. 
“Countin’ the Blues:” Mapping a Black Queer Feminist Tradition in the Music of “Ma” Rainey
I map the emerging Black queer feminist themes throughout the music of Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, specifically calling attention to the ways in which Rainey’s music vocalizes Black queer potentialities and reclaims power.