About ClockworkBlack

I’m an Assistant Professor of African History.  My work focuses on questions of gender, race, sexuality, and identity in comparative colonial societies with a particular interest in the history of settler colonialism.  More directly research interests include imperialism, settler colonialism, indigeneity, African history, gender studies, queer theory, and religion.

I’m currently at work on a book project titled Unsettling Natal: Race, Gender, and Colonial Logics in Southern Africa, 1850-1910 that looks at the intersections of race and gender in the British colony of Natal in southern Africa.

This is a fashion blog that documents my #weaponizedfashion, the attempts to pointedly and purposefully occupy space as a queer, black, fat male professor on a Southern university campus.  Hope you enjoy.

Oh, and why Clockwork Black?  A lot of my aesthetic is influenced by steampunk, but with a bent toward thinking about race (particularly my own ethnic background), and disrupting preconceived professional dress norms.  Also, the opportunity to make a pun on a Kubrick film is always welcome.

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