This week, the graduate students enrolled in my “Gender, Race and Urban Space” class are reading Imbolo Mbue‘s Behold the Dreamers, a novel centered by the 2008 global financial downturn and the dreams of an immigrant family from Cameroon in New York City. This class will make ties between this book and the “The Harvest,” a… Continue reading dream
When many of us think of the idea of “race,” blackness comes to mind. This week, graduate students enrolled in my “Gender, Race and Urban Space” class will be pushed to think about whiteness and moreover, the way in which we find meaning in the tensions between whiteness and womanhood. Our readings are… Continue reading city of (white) women
Tomorrow I meet some of my grad students in “Gender, Race and Urban Space” for the first time. Some of them I will see for the second time (we had a quick meeting before the semester began because of my out-of-town talk during the first week of school). Writings by Gilbert Osofsky, Thomas Bender, Hazel… Continue reading perception
Loving my final playlist for my Gender, Race and (Urban) Space Spring 2019 course.
As mentioned two blog entries ago, I created a piece that will be in the “Drawing Set,” a group show that organized by the Esopus Foundation in New York and Marco Maggi. The reception is tonight. Wish I could be there. It was great to see the other works which are on display at this… Continue reading art reception tonight at NY Public Library
I just received news that a piece I created a few weeks back is part of “Drawing Set,” a group show in the Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library. The exhibit will take place in the library’s Little Underground Gallery. I learned of the submission process via an issue of Esopus, an… Continue reading breaking barriers via art
I went to South Florida to see my family and friends for the holiday. My beach pick was a reread of Saidiyah Hartman’s Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route, one of several books I will assign in my “Gender, Race and Urban” Space class for the Spring 2017 semester. I read this wonderful book… Continue reading old book (and a new one) rock