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GH 301: Black Masculinity

This course will critically examine the way in which black masculinity has been interpreted and misinterpreted through historical and contemporary American popular culture. We will begin with a close examination and understanding of the influence of the South on the formation of black masculinity in the construction of well-known caricatures such as the Uncle Tom on the hypersexual black criminal. This class will examine a range of pathologies related to black masculinity and black manhood. We will further analyze themes such as sex, sexuality, crime, violence, lifestyle, the role of Hip Hop, and the performance of black masculinity.

GH 301: Black Masculinity

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Instructor: Dr. Adeyemi Doss

Dr. Adeyemi Doss is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies, where he teaches various classes in Sociology. He holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in African American and African Diasporic Studies with a minor in Philosophy from Indiana University, Bloomington. As a scholar, Doss' research interests are shaped by a growing trend towards producing scholarships that focus on issues facing African American men and boys. His research raises important questions about black subjectivity, patterns of black spatial mobility, and embodied resistance.

Please contact Dr. Doss if you have questions about this course.