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Misogynoir Transformed – Virtual Book Talk Series with Moya Bailey

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Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Moya Bailey published a book, Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance with the NYU Press. Attend a virtual book talk with Professor Bailey, where she will discuss her work on misogynoir and the ways in which Black women creatively and courageously use social media to combat it.

Wednesday June 2, 7-8 pm with Cathy Cohen

Cathy J. Cohen is the David and Mary Winton Green Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and former faculty director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture. Cohen is the author of two books, The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics (University of Chicago Press) and Democracy Remixed: Black Youth and the Future of American Politics (Oxford University Press). Cohen created and oversees two major research and public-facing projects: the GenForward Survey and the Black Youth Project.

Monday, June 7, 7-8 pm with Chanda Prescot-Weinstein

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Moderator Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (she/they) is an assistant professor of physics and core faculty in women’s and gender studies at the University of New Hampshire. Her first book, The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred, is out now from Bold Type Books.

Tuesday, June 22, 8:30-9:30 pm with Mariame Kaba

Mariame Kaba is an American activist and organizer who advocates for the abolition of the prison industrial complex, transformative justice and supporting youth leadership development. She is the author of We Do This ‘Til We Free Us (2021) and founder and director of Project NIA, a grassroots organization with a vision to end youth incarceration. She lives in New York City. 

Praise for Misogynoir Transformed

“Moya Bailey has written a powerful book that explores the reach and impact of her groundbreaking idea—misogynoir. Bailey centers her analysis on what she calls the margins of Black womanhood, illustrating both the many ways misogynoir has negatively shaped the life chances of Black women, and the many ways cis, queer and trans Black women and nonbinary, agender and gender variant Black folks are using digital tools to resist harm, define their complexity and create new narratives of Black women’s lives, health and futures. Using a series of case studies, Bailey details how Black women are using practices she labels digital alchemy to create new spaces, ideas and counter publics that empower Black women. Misogynoir Transformed is an important Black queer feminist text that implores us to think differently and expansively about Black women, resistance and power in the 21st century.” ~Cathy J. Cohen, author of Democracy Remixed: Black Youth and the Future of American Politics

Misogynoir Transformed is a resounding, deftly reported manifesto centering the work of transformative Black women seeking one another in a culture that refuses to see us and center us. Moya Bailey reminds us that we are our liberators and have always had the tools to seek, see and celebrate ourselves.” ~Janet Mock, New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness and Surpassing Certainty

Misogynoir Transformed is meticulously researched and an extraordinary example of Black feminist studies as an interdisciplinary project. It is brilliant in its exploration of the ways in which Black women, especially queer, nonbinary, agender, gender variant and trans women resist misogynoir in various media in their roles as ‘digital alchemists.’ The book underscores the urgency of reimagining how we define women’s social movements given the use of social media platforms among Black women and girls in their mitigation of misogynoir.” ~Beverly Guy-Sheftall, editor of Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought

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