E29. Thoughts on “Cultural Appropriation” and Blackfishing w/ Dr. Lauren Jackson

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Dr. Lauren Michele Jackson teaches in the Departments of English and African American Studies at Northwestern University. Her first book, White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue… and Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation, is published by Beacon Press (order here) or on Amazon.

Dr. Jackson’s work (research, criticism, essays, and – on occasion – poetry) has appeared in The AtlanticThe AwlComplexFeminist Media StudiesHayden’s Ferry ReviewThe JournalNew RepublicThe New YorkerThe Paris ReviewThe PointRolling StoneSpoon River Poetry ReviewTeen Vogue, and Vulture among other places.

Dr. Jackson received her BA with distinction in English from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2013. She continued on to earn a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature, University of Chicago in 2019. Her dissertation is titled “Black Vertigo: Attunement, Nausea, Aphasia, and Bodily Noise, 1970s to the present.”

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Website: LaurJackson.com

Book: Amazon

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