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TSQ (2021) 8 (2): 158–171.
Published: 01 May 2021
...SA Smythe Abstract This essay thinks through some possibilities and implications for a trans studies formation in Europe and across the West that takes as some of its core concerns and ethical commitments black people, black life, and black capacities for insurgency, experimentation, and trans...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (1): 84–100.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Amira Lundy-Harris Abstract This article uses a t4t framework rooted in Black feminist thought to meditate on the convergence of Black and trans in meetings between fields, encounters with text, and relational bonds forged between individuals that help promote collective creation. Section 1...
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Published: 01 November 2021
Figure 4. Black Transvestite (1982), Star Distributors Ltd. Figure 4. Black Transvestite (1982), Star Distributors Ltd. More
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TSQ (2019) 6 (4): 521–538.
Published: 01 November 2019
...V Varun Chaudhry Abstract This essay works at the intersection of black feminism and trans studies to reflect on the radical possibilities for the futures of transgender studies and politics. Drawing on ethnographic data with a large-scale LGBTQ service organization, and focusing specifically...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (4): 481–490.
Published: 01 November 2019
...LaVelle Ridley Abstract In this article the author focuses on Mya Taylor's singing performance as Alexandra in the 2015 comedy-drama film Tangerine as a performative index of black trans women's futures. Contextualizing her performance within the larger, dangerous world for most black trans sex...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 162–169.
Published: 01 May 2017
... people. The contemporary visual landscape is populated with the bodies of Black women. How does the language and discourse of the tipping point elide the presence of a saturation of Black bodies? In academia this elision has taken the shape of the expansion and institutionalization of transgender studies...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 170–180.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Syrus Marcus Ware Abstract In this article, the author considers the erasure of racialized and indigenous histories from white trans archives, time lines, and cartographies of resistance. The author examines interventions by black queer and trans historiographers, critics, and activists who have...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 208–218.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Karen Jaime Abstract In this essay, the author argues that Ellison Renee Glenn as Black Cracker performs what LaMonda H. Stallings, drawing on the work of C. Riley Snorton, defines as a “transworld identity,” or as an “identity across possible worlds.” Specifically, the author focuses on how...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 219–225.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Lemonade . In this analysis the author considers the implications of Big Freedia's visual absence in the video as well as the black feminist potential of Big Freedia's vocal presence in “Formation.” Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 blackness gender representation black cultural...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 226–242.
Published: 01 May 2017
... on the representation of Black sexual duplicity in popular culture and Audre Lorde's critique of white saviorism. Part 2 turns to contemporary discourses of transmisogyny and demonstrates that the term is ill equipped to address the structures of power that manifested in I Am Cait . The discussion suggests that race...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 266–274.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Calvin Warren Abstract This essay argues that “tranifestation” is an onto-phonological procedure, which provides insight into being-in-the-world for the human and, implicitly, explains the exclusion of blackness from ontology because of its muteness. Furthermore, the concept of black trans serves...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (2): 266–288.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Sa Whitley Abstract This article explores the impact of the subprime foreclosure crisis on black transgender women in Baltimore, Maryland, by thinking with Project 42, a series of art installations curated by trans artist Molly Jae Vaughan that memorializes forty-two trans murder victims...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 February 2020
... and the disciplines devoted to its study. I am talking about Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley's Ezili's Mirrors: Imagining Black Queer Genders . I read the book with intense joy, on many levels: its theoretical polyamory, its dazzling methodology, its engrossing narrations, and the different senses it calls on. I felt...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 192–207.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Matt Richardson Abstract This article puts forward a consideration of Black womanhood by looking at the softcore films starring African American trans model and actress, Ajita Wilson. Wilson starred in many European softcore and hardcore films from the 1970s until her death in 1987. The author...
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Published: 01 May 2016
Figure 1, above. Sookee, quing of Berlin, visually coded in purple and black, the colors of anarcha-feminism. Photos courtesy of www.sookee.de Figure 1, above. Sookee, quing of Berlin, visually coded in purple and black, the colors of anarcha-feminism. / Photos courtesy of www.sookee.de More
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 275–295.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Marquis Bey Abstract The essay thinks radically differently about the concepts of black and trans*. Trans* and black thus denote poetic, para-ontological forces that are only tangentially, and ultimately arbitrarily, related to bodies said to be black or transgender. That is to say...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (2): 210–222.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Dora Silva Santana Abstract The author focuses on the concept of mais viva , a term in Brazilian Portuguese that can be roughly translated as “more alive, alert, savvy.” She theorizes the concept of mais viva as an embodied knowledge of black and trans resistance, a kind of critical awareness...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 301–310.
Published: 01 May 2017
...David Gramling; Patrick Ploschnitzki; Tara Taylor Copyright © 2017 by Tsepo Bollwinkel and Ginnie Bekoe 2017 The following three short pieces, translated from the German, emerged from the efforts of activists in the Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland (Initiative of Black People...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (3): 427–444.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Joshua Aiken; Jessica Marion Modi; Olivia R. Polk Abstract In 2017, TSQ published its special issue on the convergence of blackness and trans*ness, “The Issue of Blackness.” In their introduction, “We Got Issues,” editors Treva Ellison, Kai M. Green, Matt Richardson, and C. Riley Snorton offer...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (4): 627–633.
Published: 01 November 2014