Join us in our first installation of the university press series, which highlights and amplifies Black authors being published through university presses.
When: October 12 @ 6:30 CST
Where: Virtual via Crowdcast
How: Register on this page or head over to register on Crowdcast directly here. If you register using our website (with or without purchasing the book) and not Crowdcast, you will receive a Crowdcast watch link at least 12 hours before the start of the event.
About the Book
Marquis Bey offers a meditation on blackness and gender nonnormativity in ways that recalibrate traditional understandings of each, conceiving of black trans feminism as a politics grounded in fugitivity and the subversion of power.
In Black Trans Feminism Marquis Bey offers a meditation on blackness and gender nonnormativity in ways that recalibrate traditional understandings of each. Theorizing black trans feminism from the vantages of abolition and gender radicality, Bey articulates blackness as a mutiny against racializing categorizations; transness as a nonpredetermined, wayward, and deregulated movement that works toward gender’s destruction; and black feminism as an epistemological method to fracture hegemonic modes of racialized gender. In readings of the essays, interviews, and poems of Alexis Pauline Gumbs, jayy dodd, and Venus Di’Khadijah Selenite, Bey turns black trans feminism away from a politics of gendered embodiment and toward a conception of it as a politics grounded in fugitivity and the subversion of power. Together, blackness and transness actualize themselves as on the run from gender. In this way, Bey presents black trans feminism as a mode of enacting the wholesale dismantling of the world we have been given
About the Author
Marquis Bey is Assistant Professor of African American Studies and English at Northwestern University and author of The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Gender, Anarcho-Blackness: Notes toward a Black Anarchism, and Them Goon Rules: Fugitive Essays on Radical Black Feminism
About the Conversation Partner
Biko Mandela Gray is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Syracuse University and co editor of The Religion ofWhite Rage: White Works, Religious Fever and the Myth of Black Racial Progress.