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Meditations on Blackness and Gender Nonnormativity: A Lecture and Conversation with Professor Marquis Bey


Professor Marquis Bey will deliver a public lecture on the convergence of blackness, transness, and black feminism via the Black Radical Tradition. Bey will offer a meditation on blackness and gender nonnormativity in ways that recalibrate traditional understandings of each, ultimately, calling for attendees to recognize and increase their capacity for allyship across racial and gender divides. Dr. Marquis Bey’s work focuses on black feminist theory, transgender studies, continental philosophy, and abolition. The author of multiple books, Marquis’s most recent publications include Black Trans Feminism, to be released in February 2022, and Cistem Failure: Essays on Blackness and Cisgender, to be released in September 2022, both with Duke University Press.

This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grant in partnership with the University of South Florida and its Department of Women’s & Gender Studies.

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Date/time: February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Dr. Marquis Bey, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and English, and faculty affiliate in Critical Theory and Gender & Sexuality Studies, Northwestern University

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Sarah Junke
(813) 974-0982

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