Teaching and writing on aesthetic labor
DeCentering represents a body of work with my colleague Dr. Katlyn Turner. This work exists as a summer course we taught together at MIT and several ongoing manuscripts.
Our course brief is below and the course site, which represents the broad systems architecture of our work, is here.Assimilative labor--such as gender performance, or code-switching--is required in every aspect of life for marginalized people to survive in physical and digital spaces. This aesthetic and performative labor is what women of color, and trans + nonbinary people of color are forced to juggle while managing societal stereotypes and expectations with their own safety, autonomy, and self-determination in all spheres of life.
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