Part of: Haas Institute's Research to Impact Series, Organized with the Haas Institute LGBTQ Citizenship Cluster
Date: April 24, 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, UC Berkeley
Books: Nobody Is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low; Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity
About the Speaker
C. Riley Snorton earned his Ph.D. in Communication and Culture, with graduate certificates in Africana Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. He is a recipient of a predoctoral fellowship at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University (2009), a Mellon postdoctoral fellowship at Pomona College (2010) and a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (2015).
Snorton's research and teaching expertise include cultural theory, queer and transgender theory and history, Africana studies, performance studies, and popular culture. He has published articles in the Black Scholar, the International Journal of Communication, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, and Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society. Snorton's first book, Nobody Is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low (University of Minnesota Press, 2014), traces the emergence and circulation of the down low in news and popular culture. He has also been listed as one of "Ten Transgender People You Should Know" by BET.