WIES: The Specificity of Black Suffering

March 2, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall

Michael Dumas

Assistant Professor, University of California–Berkeley

Michael Dumas

In "The Specificity of Black Suffering: Antiblackness an the Necessary Disordering of Educational Research," Michael Dumas will explore the implications of theorization of antiblackness for educational research, with attention to how the specificity of antiblackness presents challenges for analyses of race, racial equity, and school reform.

Dumas will argue that taking up antiblackness in education research requires an intellectual “program of complete disorder.” He will offer some initial thoughts toward an understanding of what that disordering desires and demands in our scholarship.