Black Feminist Constellations at Benson Latin American Collection

Benson Latin American Collection, 2nd floor Sid Richardson Hall 2300 Red River St Austin, Texas 78712

Faculty Book Presentation: Black Feminist Constellations

Professors Christen A. Smith (Anthropology / African & African Diaspora Studies) and Lorraine Leu (Spanish & Portuguese / LLILAS) present their co-edited volume Black Feminist Constellations: Dialogue and Translation across the Americas.
Black women in Latin America and the Caribbean suffer a triple erasure: as Black people, as women, and as non-English speakers in a global environment dominated by the Anglophone North. Black Feminist Constellations is a passionate and necessary corrective. Focused on and written by Black women of the southern Americas, the original works composing this volume make legible the epistemologies that sustain radical scholarship, art, and political organizing by Black women everywhere.
In essays, poems, and dialogues, the writers in Black Feminist Constellations reimagine liberation from the perspectives of radical South American and Caribbean Black women thinkers. The volume’s methodologically innovative approach reflects how Black women come together to theorize the world, and challenges the notion that the university is the only site where knowledge can emerge. A major work of intellectual history, Black Feminist Constellations amplifies rarely heard voices, centers the uncanonized, and celebrates the overlooked work of Black women.
Free and open to the public. To RSVP and receive updates via Facebook, visit Black Feminist Constellations. Questions? Contact Paloma Díaz.