Position title: Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2013-2014)
Gender and Women's Studies, Political Science, UW-Madison
Separate Schools for Black Boys?: Rereading Intersectionality, Experience, and Progressive Politics
My book in progress, Separate Schools for Black Boys?: Rereading Intersectionality, Experience, and Progressive Politics, examines the discourse in favor of all-black male schools. It demonstrates how proponents of the discourse construct black boys as victims of overachieving black girls and of racist whites intent on undermining black men’s ‘rightful’ status of leaders of the race. These proponents reveal that asserting an intersectional experience of racial and gendered oppression thwarts and facilitates progressive politics. My manuscript concludes that challenging racial, gendered, and other hierarchies of power requires interrogating the political assumptions and demands associated with this and other claims of oppression.
Keisha Lindsay holds a REI fellowship at the Institute in the Fall of 2013. She will spend this time working on her first book manuscript described above. Keisha’s research interests include black feminist theory and black popular culture. She has published research on intersectionality, the racialized politics of gay marriage, and on Caribbean masculinities. Keisha received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago.