The Black History Month reads were just the preview….. Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal (@NewBlackMan) is joined in studio by Professor Jessica Marie Johnson (@jmjafrx) and Professor Treva Blaine Lindsey (@DivaFeminist), co-authors of the essay “Searching for Climax: Black Erotic Lives in Slavery and Freedom.” In the essay Professor
Honored to join Kim Vaz-Deville (Xavier U), Michael Ross (University of Maryland), and Adam Rothman (Georgetown) at the 2015 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival (@TWFestNOLA) this March. We will be discussing “sensational New Orleans kidnapping cases.”
In this preview of Left of Black, Historians Jessica Marie Johnson (Michigan State University) and Treva Blaine Lindsey (The Ohio State University) discuss their Black History “Must Reads.” Johnson and Lindsey are the co-authors of the recent essay “Searching for Climax: Black Erotic Lives in Slavery and Freedom” in Meridians. Watch the video
It was an honor to be invited and a pleasure to participate. To view the archived livestream, click here. My reflections coming soon! ShondaLand the Symposium and Watch Party Thursday January 29 – Friday January 30 ShondaLand is the production company of television screenwriter and producer Shonda Rhimes, whose current series Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and
My journal article, co-authored with Treva Lindsey (Ohio State University), in the current issue of Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, is in mailboxes and LIVE online right now via ProQuest! Treva B. Lindsey and Jessica Marie Johnson. “Searching for Climax: Black Erotic Lives in Slavery and Freedom.” Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism 12, no. 2 (2014): 169–95.
On November 11, 2014, the Queering Slavery Working Group discussed Vincent Woodward’s, The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture (2014). Abstract: Scholars of US and transatlantic slavery have largely ignored or dismissed accusations that Black Americans were cannibalized. Vincent Woodard takes the enslaved person’s claims of human consumption seriously, focusing on
I join faculty and students at the Center for African American Studies for a seminar on “Black Studies in the Digital Age” —
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As a Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow in the Africana Studies Program at Bowdoin College, I taught a course titled “AFRS 215: Black Women in Atlantic New Orleans” (Fall 2010). AFRS215 was a small, undergraduate seminar meant to fulfill the college’s Intermediate Seminar requirement for students majoring in either Africana Studies or history, or both.
Valérie Nivelon of Radio France International and host of ‘Le Marche du Monde.’ reported on ‘Saint-Louis du Sénégal and New Orleans: The Comparative and Linked History of Two Port Cities on Each Side of the Atlantic from the 17th to the 21st Centuries.’ Click to hear and download her interviews with the organizers Cécile Vidal, Ibrahima