I am balancing out my teaching and committee duties with the other piece of what I do as a scholar–research and write. I was commissioned to build a chapter for a Black Studies reader that would focus on Afrofuturism and Black Feminisms.
Looking at the wealth of material on Black Feminism has made me realize just how much work I actually missed while writing my own book–it’s a reminder of that constant feeling that one can never really capture everything, though one may try to engage as much as possible. Making connections between two flourishing movements isn’t so much the issue as it is negotiating the discursive tensions with regard to political and aesthetic concerns.
Meeting deadlines while balancing out five classes and Faculty Senate committee work isn’t always a breeze, even with the great assistance of two very talented RAs. At the end of the day, it is up to me. It’s always up to me.
As you know, I like to document my moods and emotions on my face while I work. Enjoy the view while I work.