In the last few years, there has been a great deal of foment in intersectional studies of race, gender, and sexuality. In the wake of black feminism, non-western womanism, and discourses of queerness, we find ourselves facing as many forms of domination and discrimination as there are gender, sexual identities, and possible social positions. In keeping with its long-standing commitment to black feminism, gender politics, and liberation, TBS is aggressively seeking scholarly and literary essays, articles, interviews, and reviews engaging this rapidly changing world of black sexuality and gender studies. Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to: blackness and desire; popular culture and sexual politics; Africa and LGBTI crisis; queerness and the literatures of black Diaspora; black feminism and queer theory; black trans*studies; pornography and race, sexual subcultures, performance and performativity; and the complex deployments of power and desire at work in Kink, Fetish, and BDSM theory. We also welcome jointly authored work, manifestos, and testimonials and are open to suggestions about possible collaborations.
Submissions on this topic accepted on an ongoing basis. Please see submission guidelines for further information