Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Perpetrating deanery (3)

by Gideon Strauss

I was so excited about starting to teach my course on Black Panther, Afrofuturism, and the Ethics of Liberation this morning! While the readings and viewings for this course are in themselves exciting—we’ll be watching the Black Panther movie and reading some Black Panther comics, we’ll read Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, we’ll read Steve Biko and Rick Turner, we’ll explore afrofuturism—I am even more excited about the work that we—the students and I—will be doing on understanding ourselves and how we’ll practice citizenship and activism in interaction with what we view and read.

Gideon Strauss is the Academic Dean of the Institute for Christian Studies.