--Part of the Anti-Blackness: Difficult Dialogues series--

kihana miraya ross received her doctorate from UC Berkeley in 2016 and is currently an Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Northwestern University. Her program of research examines the multiplicity of ways that Anti-Blackness is lived by Black students and the ways Black educators and students engage in educational fugitivity to refuse and resist. kihana’s most recent article, “Call it what it is: Anti-blackness,” was published in The New York Times and she is continuing her public facing work in a project with Colin Kaepernick centering the politics of abolition. Her forthcoming book length manuscript explores both the ways Black girls experience Anti-Blackness and hypersexualization in their school, and also, the numerous ways their production of Black Girl Space facilitates a reimagining of a Black girl identity and a radical Black subjectivity.  Pre-registration with either a UCSB or UCI email address is required for this event. A Zoom link will be provided prior to the event for confirmed registrants.

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