Readings: Where and When We Enter

Where and When We Enter examines the empirical and ethical considerations that inform the strengths, pitfalls and potential of varied theoretical approaches for exploring the African American experience.

Primary Readings

  • Bailey, M. Z. (2011). All the digital humanists are white, all the nerds are men, but some of us are brave. Journal of Digital Humanities, 1(1). Retrieved from…
  • Gray, K.L. (2012). Deviant bodies, stigmatized identities, and racist acts: Examining the experiences of African-American gamers in Xbox Live. New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 18(4): 261-276.
  • Sharpe, C. (2014). Black studies: In the wake. The Black Scholar 44(2), 59-69.

Supplementary Readings

  • Banks, A. (2006). Taking black technology use seriously: African American discursive traditions in the digital underground. In Race, Rhetoric, & Technology: Searching for Higher Ground (68-85). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers.
  • Cooper, B.C. (2015). Love no limit: Towards a Black feminist future (in theory). The Black Scholar, 45(4), 7-21.
  • Garcia-Rojas, C. (2016). (Un)disciplined futures: Women of color feminism as a disruptive to white affect studies. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 1-18.
  • Weheliye, A. (2014). Introduction: Now. In Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human (17-32). Durham, NC: Duke University Press.