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478. Black Feminist Theory in the Age of Michelle Obama

Saturday, 5 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Independence West, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Joycelyn K. Moody, Univ. of Texas, San Antonio

1. "Marriage, Michelle, Mahogany: The Post-Civil-Rights Black Female Professional," Miriam Thaggert, Univ. of Iowa

2. "A Semiotics of (Online) Desire: Michelle Obama and the Politics of Aspiration," Koritha Mitchell, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

3. "Black Women State of the Union and the Precarities of Black Womanhood after 2008," Erica Edwards, Univ. of California, Riverside


  • American Literature – General

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