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Alexander G. Weheliye, “Black Life/Schwarz-Sein

March 26 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Boone Recital Hall
241 East 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711 United States


Alexander Ghedi Weheliye is professor of African American Studies at Northwestern University where he teaches black literature and culture, critical theory, social technologies, and popular culture. He is the author of Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity (2005) and Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human (2014). Currently, he is working on two projects. The first, Feenin: R&B’s Technologies of Humanity, offers a critical history of the intimate relationship between R&B music and technology since the late 1970’s. The second, Black Life/SchwarzSein, situates Blackness as an ungendered ontology of unbelonging.


This event is presented by Myriam J. A. Chancy, HBA Chair in the Humanities, Scripps College