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Saturday, May 26 • 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Afrofuturism Returns: Black Superhuman and Otherhuman Identities

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Our discussion on Afrofuturism continues in 2018 as we expand upon last year's panel, which focused on popular afrofuturist texts, authors, and tropes. This session will aim to address representations of "superhuman" or "otherhuman" embodiment in Afrofuturist science and speculative fictions, including a discussion of the 2018 release of Black Panther, in conversation with the intersection of critical race and women's and gender studies.

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Aisha Matthews

Director of Literature Programs at Escape Velocity, Museum of Science Fiction
Aisha Matthews is a Ph.D. student in English Literature at Southern Methodist University, having finished her Master’s Degree at Southern New Hampshire University in early 2017. As an undergraduate at Yale (’13), she studied Young Adult Science Fiction Literature (alongside more... Read More →

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Jalondra Davis

Jalondra A. Davis is a Black feminist artist-intellectual, writing, researching and educating in Los Angeles, CA. She holds a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from University of California, Riverside and a Masters of Professional Writing from the University of Southern California. Her research... Read More →
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Ricardo Guthrie

Ricardo Guthrie is associate professor & director of Ethnic Studies at Northern Arizona University. He examines political narratives of the Black Press and writes about cinema as cultural political artifacts. His most recent publications include: “Afrofuturism and the Haunting... Read More →
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De Witt Douglas Kilgore

De Witt Douglas Kilgore is Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Indiana University.  He is the author of Astrofuturism: Science, Race and Visions of Utopia in Space (2003).  His recent work includes, “This Time for Africa!: Afrofuturism as Alternate (American... Read More →
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Kenneth Rogers

English Teacher, Montebello Elementary Middle School
Kenneth Rogers has earned a Master's Degree in Education from Johns Hopkins School of Education, the number one ranked school of education in the country. Since growing up and moving from Peoria, Illinois he graduated from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio in 2008... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 2:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
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