1st Edition

Global Black Feminisms Cross Border Collaboration through an Ethics of Care

Edited By Andrea N. Baldwin, Tonya Haynes Copyright 2024
    278 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This timely and informative volume centres how global Black feminist narratives of care are important to our contemporary theorizing and highlights the transgressive potential of a critical transnational Black feminist pedagogical praxis.

    This text not only details how such praxis can be revolutionary for the academy but also provides poignant examples of the student scholarship that can be produced when such pedagogy is applied. Drawing on narratives from Black women around the globe, the book features chapters on pedagogy, mentorship, art, migration, relationships, and how Black women make sense of navigating social and institutional barriers. Readers of the text will benefit from an interdisciplinary, global approach to Black feminisms that centres the narratives and experiences of these women. Readers will also gain knowledge about the historical and contemporary scholarship produced by Black women across the globe.

    This book is an invaluable resource for scholars and researchers, including graduate students in Caribbean feminisms, Black feminisms, transnational feminism, sociology, political science, the performing arts, cultural studies, and Caribbean studies.

    0. Home-Grown and Grounded: Black Caribbean Feminist Pedagogies in Global Conversation

    Andrea N. Baldwin and Tonya Haynes

    SECTION I: Black Feminisms: Sites of Black Feminist Existence

    1. Women’s Studies After Wynter: Teaching Gender and Development Studies in a Gender-Conscious Caribbean

    Tonya Haynes

    2. The Geography of Healing at the End of the World: Black Scholar Practitioners Who Evoke Toni Morrison’s The Clearing

    Kimberly Nicole Williams

    3. Public Scholarship as B(l)ack Talk: African Feminist Collaborations in the Academy and Online

    Rachel Afi Quinn and Maurine Ogonnaya Ogbaa

    SECTION II: Black Women’s Lived Experiences in Our Contemporary Societies

    4. Mothering in Neo-liberal Contexts: Caribbean Women’s Experiences

    Daniele Bobb

    5. Psychosocial Uncertainty: Making Sense of Institutional Suffering in Trinidad and Tobago

    Leslie Robertson Foncette

    6. Black Favela Feminism: The Struggle for Survival as a Transformative Praxis

    Andreza Jorge

    SECTION III: Black Feminist Activism: A Worldmaking Praxis of Care

    7. Subversive Knowledges and Praxes of Black Immigrants in the United States: Reflections from a Scholar-Advocate

    Nana Afua Yeboaa Brantuo

    8. The Women. They Were Plotting Too: Declaring our Independence in the Spirit of Sankofa

    Barby Asante

    9. Critical Transnational Queer Praxis: Perspectives on (Re)Production, Performance, and Punishment in the Academy

    Andrea N. Baldwin and Alexandra Chandra

    SECTION IV: Black Feminisms and Healing Futures

    10. ‘Tacit Sexualities’ Transforming the Narrative: Afro-Caribbean Women and the Politics of the Body

    Evette Burke

    11. University Plantation Il/logics: Black Women’s Fugitivity and Futurity in the Wake of COVID-19 and the Global Anti-racist Uprisings of 2020/21

    Andrea N. Baldwin


    Julia Jordan-Zachary


    Andrea N. Baldwin is an Associate professor in the Divisions of Gender and Ethnic Studies in the School for Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah.

    Tonya Haynes is a lecturer and Coordinator of Graduate Programmes at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit (IGDS:NBU).

    "The illuminating essays in Global Black Feminisms represent a compelling response from a new generation of Caribbean feminist critics to transnational Black feminist thought. This collection represents one of the finest 21 st century contributions to Caribbean feminist thought and Caribbean social and political thought, and will be widely celebrated and appreciated."

    -Aaron Kamugisha, Professor of Africana Studies, Smith College.

    "Knowledge production – as a collaborative, community-based practice and as a lived experience between students and teachers, mentees, and mentors – is at the heart of this book. A timely centering of global Black–Caribbean feminisms that goes beyond a simple riposte to western–centric feminisms, this book provides a profound exploration of the complexities and liberatory praxes that are necessary for the full recognition of subjectivities that have been historically oppressed, made invisible, and dehumanized. As you read this book, you realize that teaching and scholarship are not tools to be used for the neoliberal promotion of the self within the academic industry. Rather, they are essential for our freedom."

    -Nathalie Etoke, Associate Professor of Francophone and Africana Studies at the Graduate Center, CUNY.