The Cite Black Women Podcast
In addition to our ongoing work on social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) and our new website and blog, we also have the Cite Black Women podcast, a bi-weekly program with a simple message: Cite Black Women. "We have been producing knowledge since we blessed this earth. We theorize, we innovate, we revolutionize the world."
This bi-weekly podcast features reflections and conversations about the politics and praxis of acknowledging and centering Black women’s ideas and intellectual contributions inside and outside of the academy through citation. Episodes feature conversations with Black women inside and outside of the academy who are actively engaged in radical citation as praxis, quotes and reflections on Black women's writing, and conversations on weathering the storm of citational politics in the academy, decolonizing syllabi and more. For more information about our project follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @citeblackwomen and access our website at citeblackwomencollective.org
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Season 1, Episode 2: "Dr. Dana-Ain Davis - "Citation as Spiritual Practice--Poetry, Love and Black Women's Story Telling"
In this episode, Dr. Dána-Ain Davis — activist, anthropologist, poet, doula, mother, grandmother— discusses citation as spiritual practice, poetry, love, birth and Black Women's storytelling with CBW's Christen Smith. This reflective and insightful conversation takes on a journey from her research to the possibilities and horizons of storytelling as radical engagement with Black women’s lives.
Dána-Ain Davis is Professor of Urban Studies and Anthropology. She is the director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society at the Graduate Center. Davis’ work covers two broad domains: Black feminist ethnography and the dynamics of race and racism. With regard to the latter, she has examined the ways race and racism animate neoliberalism and reproduction. This project has resulted in one co-edited volume with Shaka McGlotten, Black Genders and Sexualities(2013) and two single authored books Battered Black Women and Welfare Reform: Between a Rock and Hard Place (2006) and Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth (2019).Davis has co-edited or co-authored two books on feminist ethnography with Christa Craven, reasserting the importance of feminist ethnographic production as intervention. The most recent being Feminist Ethnography: Thinking Through Methodologies, Challenges and Possibilities (2016).
Season 1, Episode 1: "Citation and the Black Feminist Archive with Dr. Irma McClaurin
In this episode, Dr. Irma McClaurin talks with CBW's Christen Smith about the importance of Black feminist archiving for the project of citation. Through the story of the, "Irma McClaurin Black Feminist Archive", Dr. McClaurin discusses her work to preserve Black women's intellectual contributions through the years, including the work of Zora Neale Hurston.
Irma McClaurin, PhD/MFA (http://irmamcclaurin.com), is an award-winning writer, activist (bio cultura)l anthropologist and consultant and founder of the, “Irma McClaurin Black Feminist Archive” at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the Editor of “Black Feminist Anthropology: Theory, Politics, Praxis and Poetics, an “Outstanding Academic Title,” a past president of Shaw University, and in 2015 was named “Best Columnist in the Nation” by the Black Press of America.
Please consider donating to her archive here: bit.ly/blackfemarchive. This donation goes directly to UMass Amherst and is tax deductible. The goal is to reach $25k so it can be endowed. For inquiries or to donate materials. please email email@example.com.