In "Black on Both Sides," C. Riley Snorton identifies multiple intersections between blackness and transness from the mid-nineteenth century to present-day anti-black and anti-trans legislation and violence. Drawing on a deep and varied archive of materials, Snorton attends to how slavery and the production of racialized gender provided the foundations for an understanding of gender as mutable.
Feb 1st: Introduction & Part 1. Blacken
Feb 8th: Part II: Transit
Feb 15th: A Nightmarish Silhouette: Racialization and the Long Exposure of Transition
Feb 22nd: DeVine’s Cut: Public Memory and the Politics of Martyrdom