Southern Matters and Black Queer Women

Authors: LaToya Eaves*, Middle Tennessee State University
Topics: Ethnicity and Race, Sexuality, Cultural Geography
Keywords: Black geographies
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Wilson A, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
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The important work of queer and gender geographies has substantially advanced the nature of inquiry in the United States. In centering gendered ways of knowing, geographers have reframed disciplinary analyses of landscape, place, and space by troubling the normativities associated with lives, politics, and location. Though undoubtedly thriving, the visibility and impact of feminist and gender geographies have been confronted by history and changing political contexts. This paper extracts challenges to conceptualizing and doing queer and gender geographies in the United States South, focusing on Black queer women.

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