821“Where Them Bloggers At?”: Reflections on Rihanna, Accountability, and Survivor SubjectivitySocial Justice 37 (4): 101-124. 2012.Two weeks after reports came to light that singer Chris Brown had physically assaulted and abandoned his girlfriend, famous Barbadian pop star Rihanna, the celebrity blog TMZ released a close-up photo of Rihanna’s face taken by the Los Angeles Police Department the night she was beaten. The news and the photo sparked fierce online debates about domestic violence and culpability. The locus of accountability in many of these debates seemed to circle back to Rihanna, rather than land squarely on Ch…Read more
95Missing in Action: Violence, Power, and Discerning AgencyHypatia 29 (1): 129-145. 2014.How can black feminist and women of color feminist theoretical interventions help create frameworks for discerning agentic action in the context of power, oppression, and violence? In this paper, I explore the social dimension of agency and argue that intention is not just authored by the agent as a function of practical reasoning, but is also socially authored through others' discernment and translation of her action. Further, when facilitated by reasoning designed to reinforce and rationalize …Read more
58Racial Conflation: Agency, Black Action, and Criminal IntentJournal of Social Philosophy (4): 575-594. 2020.Journal of Social Philosophy, EarlyView.
7On Love and the Limits of Theory (review)Philosophy Today 66 (1): 207-215. 2022.
University of California, Los AngelesDepartment of Gender StudiesAssistant Professor
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Areas of Interest
|Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality|