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Black Scholars on Black Lives Lecture: Dr. Raquel Baker, "Speculating Blackness"
This lecture explores what science fiction tells us about Blackness as a racialized subject position. I am particularly interested in how science fiction and fantasy genres allow generative ways to understand how violence, technology, and claimed and denied histories constitute contemporary experiences of Blackness.

Raquel Baker earned a PhD in English Literary Studies from the University of Iowa. She specializes in Postcolonial Studies and 20th- and 21st-century African literatures in English. She received a BA in Psychology from San Francisco State University and a MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Postcolonial and Transnational Literatures at California State University Channel Islands, where she teaches creative writing and contemporary African literature courses. In Spring 2021, she will be teaching “Reparations and Reconciliations,” covering how art has been used in indigenous truth, reconciliation, and reparations processes in Africa and the Americas.

Mar 10, 2021 06:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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