We are pleased to introduce Dr. Tiffany King, who has joined us as Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Dr. King earned her Ph.D. in 2013 in American Studies at the University of Maryland at College Park.She brings to the Institute expertise in Black gender formation and sexuality in the African Diaspora, critical geographies, and the intersections of slavery and settler colonialism in the U.S. and Canada. She is currently working on her first manuscript, tentatively titled In the Clearing: Black Female Bodies and Settler Colonial Landscapes. In this book, King argues that settler colonial power is as much constituted by slavery as it is the genocide of Indigenous people. In the Clearing examines the ways that settler colonial power requires the production of Black female bodies as both symbolic and material manifestations of settler space and property.
Her previous publications include “The Filth on Philanthropy: Progressive Philanthropy’s Agenda to Undermine Movements for the Just Redistribution of Wealth,” in The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex, Andrea Smith, ed. South End Press (2007) and “‘One Strike Eviction’: State Space and the Production of Abject Female Bodies” in Critical Sociology (2010).
Look for her new course offering in Spring 2014: Gender and Sexuality in the African Diaspora.