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Q&A with Diana Mafe on Black Women in Speculative Film & TV

When Lieutenant Uhura took her place on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise on Star Trek, the actress Nichelle Nichols went where no African American woman had ever gone before. Yet several decades passed before many other black women began playing significant roles in speculative film and television—a troubling omission, given that these genres offer significant opportunities for reinventing social constructs such as race, gender, and class.  + MORE

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