I usually wait until later in the semester (honestly, I have a general percentage–about 75% of the way through) to break out makeup. It’s week two and my fifth day of class. As a queer black man, there are ways in which putting on makeup as part of my work attire feels unsafe or potentially … More Purple Lips | Wednesday, 5 February 2020
At the inaugural critical ethnic studies conference in 2011, the late queer scholar Jose Muñoz stood before us in an amazing outfit and said, “Well, what DOES one wear to the future of genocide?” I often think of that moment when I am overwhelmed by death and structural fuckery, and remember that we’ve been turning … More Fabulous in the Face of White Supremacy | Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Today was the first day of Victorian Britain and the World for the fall, and it involved a maroon waistcoat, maroon trousers, a tuxedo jacket, and maroon fedora. It was a good day.
After a mixed summer (breakups, family deaths, amazing research trips to South Africa), it’s another school year. Here’s my first day of teaching outfit—brown tweed waistcoat, blue floral shirt, yellow continental tie, wood watch, jeans, and brass bee-shaped collar pins. BRING IT, 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR.
Hey y’all. It’s been a delay. Let’s cover some essential stuff that happened fashionwise. The term ended early in April, and we had one week off for spring break, and now we have a four week inter-term in May, where I’m intensively teaching isiZulu. I’m also planning a move, and a research trip to … More Spring Break | Wednesday, April 20, 2016
After a brief spring heatwave, we had a tiny cold snap. I refuse to be kept down!
Another day where I needed fashion to help me write. Totally effective!