Tuesday, March 12 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
LGBTQIA Resource Center, Smithgall Student Services Building 140
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Between the Lines: Queer Research Hour with Dr. Susana Morris

Visions of a Queer Black Feminist Future

The speculative arts, that is, science fiction, fantasy, horror, futurist works and the like, have largely been (mis)understood as a genre written only by whites (mostly men) about whites (again, mostly men). However, by the end of the twentieth century Black cultural producers such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Octavia E. Butler, Samuel Delaney, Tananarive Due, Missy Elliot, Nalo Hopkinson, Janelle Monae, Outkast, Sun Ra, and among many others, reflected a tradition of black speculative artistry known as Afrofuturism. Afrofuturism is contemporary cultural movement that illustrates how Black cultural producers participate in shaping the future through the melding of art and technology.  It is also a site for transgressive expressions of Black queer resistance. Dr. Morris will discuss her take on the visions of a queer Black feminist future seen in the works of Janelle Monae. 

Please remember to show up on time to minimize disruption to the talk.


In this new series, Georgia Tech faculty will share their research on LGBTQIA topics. These 45-minute presentations are designed to engage the campus community in the exciting and important queer scholarship that our faculty are working on. All presentations will be accessible to audiences of all educational backgrounds and professions.