Issue 47-1 Issue 47-2 Issue 47-3
Issue 47-1

Special Issue: Black Feminist Thought

Sometimes, even those of us who have organized our entire lives around the transformative possibilities of Black feminist thought can sit back in wonder at the expansiveness of this intergenerational transnational practice. This special issue takes a moment to imbibe where we have been, where we are, and where we have yet to journey. The contributors to this special issue on, or more precisely, of Black feminist thought find Black feminist thinking in a wide range of times, places, and forms. Each of the contributors invites us to bear witness in a distinct way to the pushes and pulls of critical engagement with Black feminist thought. Biomythic origin point “mitochondrial eve” brainstorms the archive and admonishes those of us looking back to “be a forest of your own / dreams.” Gladys Bentley sends unrequited texts to . . . Gladys Bentley. Everything is possible here, even what should never have happened.





Candice Lyons
Behind the Scenes: Elizabeth Keckley, Slave Narratives, and the Queer Complexities of Space
Order this article (pdf)

James Bliss
Defense, Redemption, Care: Black Feminist and Queer Studies (Review Essay)
Order this article (pdf)

Nadine Naber
The Radical Potential of Mothering during the Egyptian Revolution
Order this article (pdf)

Jennifer C. Nash
Black Lactation Aesthetics: Remaking the Natural in Lakisha Cohill’s Photographs (Art Essay)
Order this article (pdf)

Jordache A. Ellapen
Siyakaka Feminism: African Anality and the Politics of Deviance in FAKA’s Performance Art Praxis
Order this article (pdf)

Eric Andrew James
The Representational Necropolitics of Black Women in Zombie Dystopia Video Games
Order this article (pdf)

Ashley L. Smith-Purviance
Masked Violence against Black Women and Girls
Order this article (pdf)

Ileana Nachescu
Censoring Anglogynophobia: Reconsidering the Disappearance of the National Alliance of Black Feminists
Order this article (pdf)

Nneka D. Dennie
The State and Future of Black Women’s Studies:
The Black Women’s Studies Association and the National Women’s Studies Association in Conversation
(News and Views)
Order this article (pdf)


Creative Writing
Order this group of creative writing (multiple pdfs)

Bettina Judd
mitochondrial eve brainstorming the archive (Poetry)

Jalynn Harris
Gladys Bentley Leaves Gladys Bentley on Read (Poetry)

Down Up
Down Down