Rather than studying birds—and birders—in isolation, the time has come to see both as linked to the crises of racism and climate change.
Let’s rupture and reject the “timeline,” a flawed and colonial form of teaching history.
The many faces of the Kardashians are the many faces of the monstrous hydra of blackface. They must be critiqued to a cultural halt.
I am tired of catalogues and catalogue poems, and of surveys and surveillance—though I appreciate a bird’s-eye view of the terrain as well as anyone.
Tech does not arrive in a city to save it. Instead, tech’s financial success depends on dismissing and exploiting existing disparities.
“There were so many new laws, I had to make a map showing the spread and intensity of antimargarine laws in states over a quarter century.”
By making familiar objects strange, two new books of poetry reveal the limits of overly simple critique.
“Being in community with people and teaching and learning outside of the confines of our classroom: I still actually really believe in that.”
The documentary "Paris Is Burning" obscured the ordinary lives of queer people of color, but new footage reveals how the film could have been different.
“What we build and how we build influences the kinds of families and relationships that we can have or can even imagine.”
House-hunting and home-improvement TV shows are premised on the settler fantasy of property ownership—and that fantasy’s relationship to whiteness.
"A song was written through me, and I say that because I didn't write it. The words were given to me."
Digitizing works of fiction by Black writers catalyzes history, so that it can build new futures.
Black folks can call into being an alternative relationship to TV, one that prompts a shift in consciousness and just possibly alters the future.
“I was shocked to learn that Hispanic conservatives celebrate Cortes’s arrival in Mexico.”
Can the inherent contradictions of “whiteness” and the “decolonial” ever align with the reparative potential of photography?
How does one negotiate the truth within a network of Western racist stereotypes that pathologize the East, alongside equally Western ideas about “insanities”?
Despite a long history of black presence and contribution, the academic space is still the stronghold of capitalist white supremacy.
How do black feminist artists negotiate their own work in the wake of commercial success beyond contemporary poetry’s wildest dreams?
A philosopher examines how upwardly mobile students might thrive, and why they often will not.