Dr. Nelson’s work on Afrofuturism began in 2002 with a scholarly message board, and at some pont grew to a ground-breaking Afrofuturism Issue in Social Text (read her entire post to get access to it for $30, or at least the citation information for later retrieval at your local university library through Project MUSE). Make no mistake: my own research on Afrofuturism owes much to the work and solid ground established by Dr. Nelson and others who came before me. I am excited to see what future/s emerge as we continue to innovate and explore–and imagine. Do check out Dr. Nelson’s more recent blog entries on her current research!
Treat yourself tonight by downloading a fascinating and provocative discussion centering on race and sexuality with AfroerotiK, Tristan Taormino and me, Cherie Ann Turpin. We discuss erotica, the adult film industry, kink, interracial sexual encounters, racial/gender stereotypes, and exploitation. Listen in and share your feedback on this fascinating topic! And look for a future show with me and AfroerotiK as we tackle that ever fascinating topic of interracial relationships, and in particular, intimacy and relationships between Black women and White men.
Big thanks to @alondra! Listen to my new episode At the Edge: Dr. Alondra Nelson, Scholar & Author at http://tobtr.com/s/3499737. #BlogTalkRadio Go get her book Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the FIght Against Medical Discrimination at Amazon! And don’t forget to check out Dr. Nelson’s Facebook page with archival information!
Dr. Cherie Ann Turpin interviews Dr. Alondra Nelson, Associate Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, whose latest work Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination brings to light the significance of the Black Panther Party’s role in challenging mainstream medicine’s mistreatment of and discrimination against poor people of African descent in the United States. Dr. Nelson, whose groundbreaking work on theorization of Afrofuturism continues to inspire scholars, will discuss her book, as well as other aspects of her research.