Excavating Black Queer Feminism

When it comes to marginalized groups, silences in the historical record can speak volumes. I talked with Professor Jenn M. Jackson, scholar of Black politics, about the careful negotiation of public and private performed by Black women and gender-nonconforming people living under constant threat of violence — and about the way this impacts our knowledge of Black queer history today.

Video Interview

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Follow Professor Jackson's Work

Don't forget to support Jenn's research by following @JennMJacksonPhD on Instagram and Twitter, and subscribe to their weekly podcast, That Black Couple! Plus, keep an eye out for their forthcoming books, Black Women Taught Us and Policing Blackness.

Next Week's Reading

Readings for next week's lesson with Eric C. Wat are available here.