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This conversation is with Rachel Griffin, Ph.D., who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech Communication at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. As a critical intercultural scholar, her research interests span critical race theory, Black feminist thought, popular culture, gender violence, and critical communication pedagogy. Her most recent publications include a chapter entitled "Placing My Brown Body on the Line: Painful Moments and Powerful Praxis"; an article in the Journal of Black Studies entitled “The Disgrace of Commodification and Shameful Convenience: A Critical Race Critique of the National Basketball Association”; and a co-authored chapter entitled “’Love the Way You Lie’ and the Normalization of Violence against Women.” Rachel is a frequent guest on college campuses and at conferences to deliver keynotes on gender violence that speak to power, privilege, and intersectionality. She has also been featured in and interviewed by Bitch Magazine Radio, Ms. Magazine’s Blog, Feministing, and Voice Male Magazine.
The conversation with Rachel is divided into two parts. Part 1 focuses primarily on her research concerning Black masculinity and the NBA and was posted last week. Part 2 continues the conversation about race and masculinity and delves into the figure of the Black nerd.