Alexandra Moffett-Bateau is a Ph.D Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago. In 2012 she was awarded the prestigious Carter G. Woodson Pre-Doctoral Fellowship and is currently in residence at the University of Virginia.
This blog was originally a talk I created for a talk at the University of Virginia in 2012. I recently stumbled across it and I thought I would publish it here as I am currently teaching a class on Black women’s politics at the University of Connecticut and many of these ideas are currently on […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Olivia Pope as a Potential Lens for Thinking About Black Women’s Politics
Last night a a number of past and present colleagues began discussing the pro’s and con’s of the already infamous “new student letter” sent out to the University of Chicago’s incoming class yesterday about trigger warnings. In the letter Dean Ellison tells students that UChicago, because of it’s commitment to academic freedom… … does not […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Thoughts on the UChicago Trigger Warning Letter from a ‘Chicago Ph.D.
Last night Chicago activists shut down the Trump rally scheduled at the UIC Pavillion. It was a stunning example of coordinated activist work that will hopefully provide a successful template in cities to come. But as I’ve written before, while these actions are exhilarating for the folks within our communities, they can also cause many […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Want to Support Trump Protesters But Can’t Get Out Into The Streets? Read This.