“Black Feminist Scholars Speak: Pleasurable Musings on Race, Sexuality, and Gender”, 10/15/20

 

How do and how have Black women navigated expectations of respectability in their private and public lives? Linda Carlisle Excellence Professor Dr. Tara T. Green will be joined by three stellar scholars of Black feminist scholarship to address this question. Each will consider how race and gender intersects with pleasure.
MORNING SESSION: 9:30 AM
Dr. Tracy Sharpley-Whiting
“Jefferson’s Paradox, or A Very Brief History of Black Women’s Sexuality, Hip Hop, and American Culture”
T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies and French at Vanderbilt University, where she chairs the Department of African American and Diaspora Studies and directs the Callie House Research Center.
Registration for Oct 15, 9:30 EST Zoom:https://go.uncg.edu/black-feminist-scholars-930

AFTERNOON SESSION:  12:30 pm
Dr. Sharon Holland “How to have a brief for Black women?”
&
Dr. Jennifer Nash “Desiring Black Feminism: Thoughts on Black Feminism, Women’s Studies, and the US Academy”

Dr. Sharon P. Holland is the chair of the Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is also the Townsend Ludington Distinguished Professor of American Studies.Jennifer C. Nash is the Jean Fox O’Barr Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University. She earned her PhD in African American Studies at Harvard University and her JD at Harvard Law School.  She is the author of The Black Body in Ecstasy: Reading Race, Reading Pornography (awarded the Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize by the GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association) and Black Feminism Reimagined (awarded the Gloria Anzaldúa Book Prize by the National Women’s Studies Association).

Registration for Oct. 15, 12:30pm EST Zoom:  https://go.uncg.edu/black-feminist-scholars-1230

Moderated and Organized by: Tara T. Green is Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies and the Linda Arnold Carlisle Excellence Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies.