1st Edition

Conceptualizations of Blackness in Educational Research

    168 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    168 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Conceptualizations of Blackness in Education engages the specific junction of educational research and multiple theorizations of Blackness. In this volume, authors narrate how they have come to conceptualize Blackness through reading, writing, research, training, and practice. The contributors reflect a range of personal and political perspectives and experiences, disciplinary roots, and career stages. The stories in each chapter are intended to encourage more theoretically reflexive and vulnerable conversations among scholars of Black Studies in Education committed to reducing inequality in the lives of Black youth. They are not merely stories about theory; the stories are theories themselves. 

    Series Editor Introduction

    1. Introduction: Conceptualizations of Blackness in Educational Research
    rosalind hampton, Sefanit Habtom, and Joanna L. Williams
    Part I: The jewels of our souls: Blackness and the fullness of existence
    2. All That We Are
    rosalind hampton
    3. The Spiritual Aesthetics of Black World Creation: A Departure from Blackness as the Unfree
    Justin A. Coles
    4. Toward an Ontology of Black Intimacy
    Wilson Kwamogi Okello
    5. Towards Black and Indigenous Kinship and Desire
    Jada Similton
    Part II: Illuminating Im/Possibilities
    6. Lighting the Way
    Sefanit Habtom
    7. Becoming Storied: Impossible Storytelling as an act of Fugitive Wake Work
    Sean Cameron Golden

    8. “I’ve been down so long it looks like up to me”: The Practice of Racial Formation as Overthrow
    Brian D. Lozenski
    Part III: Black Futurities

    9. Dear Desiree
    Joanna L. Williams
    10. The beautiful, beautiful river: Toni Morrison and theorizing Blackness outside the white gaze.
    Shamari K. Reid
    11. Faulty Foundations: Research and reckoning with antiblackness in mathematics education
    Blake O’Neal Turner
    12. Imagining Possible Black Girl Futures: Critical Self-Reflection as Praxis for Theorizing with Black Girls
    Autumn A. Griffin and Jennifer D. Turner


    rosalind hampton, is Assistant Professor of Black Studies, Department of Social Justice Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada.

    Sefanit Habtom, is Postdoctoral Scholar in the College of Education, University of Washington, USA.

    Joanna L. Williams, is Associate Professor, School Psychology Department, Rutgers University, USA.