September 2, 2019
Introducing New Writers and Editors for ‘Black Perspectives’Historians in the News
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Black Perspectives is excited to announce our return from our annual summer break. We have excellent essays, interviews, roundtables, and forums planned for the coming weeks and months from both new and returning scholars and writers. We have made several changes to our editing team as well as added talented new writers to our ever-growing list of contributors. Continue reading below to learn more about this year’s Black Perspectives team.
J.T. Roane returns this year as Senior Editor. Roane is an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Arizona State University. Roane is broadly concerned about matters of geography, sexuality, and religion in relation to Black communities.
Sasha Turner begins this new season as a Senior Editor, joining J.T. Roane. Turner is Associate Professor of History at Quinnipiac University where she teaches courses on the Caribbean and the African Diaspora, women, piracy, colonialism, and slavery. She is the author of Contested Bodies: Pregnancy, Childrearing, and Slavery in Jamaica, which examines the struggles for control over biological reproduction and how central childbearing was to the organization of plantation work, the care of slaves, and the development of their culture. She completed a PhD at Cambridge University.
Julius B. Fleming, Jr. joins Black Perspectives this year as an Associate Editor, joining existing Associate Editor Guy Emerson Mount. Fleming is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. Specializing in African Diasporic literatures and cultures, he has particular interests in performance studies, decolonial theory, visual culture, diaspora, and medicine—especially where they intersect with race, gender, and sexuality.
Clayton Finn begins this year as Managing Editor. Finn is a PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh. He holds a BA in African American Studies and an MA in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton. His research explores the intersections of culture, race, and identity with specific focus on how early-twentieth-century respectability politics impacted Black art and activism, particularly relating to notions of gender and sexuality.
Keisha N. Blain joins the Black Perspectives Editorial Board this year. Blain is a historian who writes on race, politics, and gender. She obtained a PhD in History from Princeton University. She is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh and the Editor-in-Chief of The North Star. She served as the first senior editor of Black Perspectives from 2014 to 2018. She is the author of the award-winning book Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom .
We’re also excited to announce this year’s new contributors to Black Perspectives. This diverse group of talented scholars will explore a range of topics including the Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latinx experiences, Black social movements, Black feminism, sexuality, and Black transness.
Hilda Lloréns, PhD is an anthropologist focusing on the Caribbean, Latinxs, and African Diaspora in the Americas. The thread that binds Dr. Lloréns’ scholarship is understanding how racial and gender inequality manifest itself in bodies and the body politic, culture and cultural production, nation building, access to environmental resources, and exposure to environmental degradation and harm. Her research and writing is centrally concerned with critiquing structural inequalities and dismantling taken for granted notions of power.
Marquis Bey is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Northwestern University and has a PhD in English from Cornell University. Bey’s work focuses on Blackness and fugitivity, transness, and Black feminism. He is particularly concerned with modes of subjectivity that index otherwise ways of being, utilizing Blackness and transness — as fugitive, extra-ontological postures — as names for such otherwise subjectivities. His first book, Them Goon Rules: Fugitive Essays on Radical Black Feminism (University of Arizona Press, 2019), is a collection of creative nonfiction essays weaving together the personal, the vernacular, and the scholarly.
Layla Brown-Vincent is an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She earned a PhD in Cultural Anthropology in 2016 from Duke University. Layla is also a proud graduate of North Carolina Central University. Her areas of specialization include Afro-Latin American social movements, Pan-Africanism, and Black feminism.
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