Episode 2: Coffee with Dr. Amir Gilmore

In this episode, I sit down to talk to Dr. Amir Gilmore about Black Boy Joy. Dr. Amir Gilmore is the Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusion for Student Success and Retention at Washington State University. He also is an Assistant Professor, of Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education.  Dr. Gilmore’s “interdisciplinary background in Cultural Studies, Africana Studies, and Education allows him to traverse the boundaries across the social sciences, the arts, and the humanities. His interests in Black Critical Theory and Black Masculinities ground his scholarship on Black Boy Joy, and he is well versed in areas such as Critical Race Theory, feminisms, and social theory. His vision and scholarship make critical contributions to the fields of Black Studies and Education, as well as connects to larger discussions of Afrofuturism and Black Aesthetics”.

Reading list

– Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America (Hartman)

– Afro-Pessimism & the End of Redemption (Wilderson)

– Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid (Wilderson)

– In The Break: The Aesthetics Of The Black Radical Tradition (Moten)

– In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (Sharpe)

– Riding on dissonance, playing off-beat: A jazz album on joy (Gilmore)



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