Kaila Story, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Dr. Story is the Audre Lorde Chair in Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Department of Pan-African Studies
Department of Women's & Gender Studies
Education: Ph.D. in African American Studies and Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, Temple University, 2007.
Research Interests: In its most general sense, my current research agenda seeks to explore the intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality, and furthermore aims to elucidate the interconnectedness between the performance of identity and Racialized Body Politics for African Diasporan women and men. Recently, I have been specifically investigating how the Black male bodied Drag Queen’s presence within queer “subcultures” disruptsdisrupts mainstream notions of what is considered to be natural and fixed signifiers of Black femininity and/or womanhood. My other research interests are Gender Socialization, Transnational Sexualities, Black Feminisms, and Transnational Feminisms, mainstream notions of what is considered natural and fixed signifiers of Black femininity and/or womanhood.
Fall 2012 Office HoursThursday 9:00-10:30 am & 3:00-4:00 pm
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