Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies Events

Oct 22

Dr. Zenzele Isoke - The Poetics of the Speaking Flesh

The Poetics of the Speaking Flesh: Zora Neale Hurston, Black Aesthetics, and Emancipatory Black Feminist Intellectual Praxis

Friday, October 22nd, 2021
3:30 – 5:00 pm / Alumni Guest House Meeting Room
Dr. Zenzele Isoke - The Poetics of the Speaking Flesh

Zenzele Isoke is Associate Professor and Chair of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota. Drawing from the ideas of black decolonial thinkers, Isoke writes the contemporary history of cities through the political struggles of self-identified black/queer creatives and activists of the Black diaspora. Her essays and poetry have been featured in several peer-reviewed journals and anthologies, and she is the author of Urban Black Women and the Politics of Resistance (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2013).

Sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies Events. Contact: Tammi Shintre, GWSS