W.E.B. Du Bois and Intersectionality
Reiland Rabaka with Elvira Basevich
W.E.B Du Bois is widely considered one of the most accomplished and controversial African American intellectuals in U.S. history. In this conversation with Elvira Basevich, Reiland Rabaka will explore Du Bois’ multidimensional legacy, introducing his main contributions in areas ranging from American sociology and critical race studies to black feminism and black Marxism. Rabaka will also argue that Du Bois’ corpus can be persuasively interpreted as a contribution to the origins and evolution of one of our most important contemporary critical concepts: intersectionality.
Reiland Rabaka is the Founder and Director of the Center for African and African American Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he is also Professor of African, African American, and Caribbean Studies in the Department of Ethnic Studies. He is the author of more than seventy-five scholarly articles, book chapters, and essays, and more than a dozen books. His latest book, Du Bois: A Critical Introduction, was published this year by Polity.
Elvira Basevich is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Her current research focuses on W.E.B. Du Bois’ theory of justice, which she bases on his critique of 19th- and 20th-century American democracy. Her first monograph W.E.B. Du Bois: The Lost and the Found was published last year by Polity Press.
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