I am bringing back an old tradition of doing class notes on some of these ideas.
Joan Morgan, hip-hop feminism pioneer, has been moving her work into conversations around pleasure and sexual politics. Jeff Chang, hip-hopper-about-town and the head of Stanford’s Institue for Diversity in the Arts, asked Joan if she’d like the be the artist in residence for WinterQuarter. Joan agreed and then developed a class called “The Pleasure Principle: A Post-Hip Hop Search for a Black Feminist Politics of Pleasure.””
— …so, our fearless leader, Latoya Peterson, is passing on some of the goodness of her Stanford fellowship to the rest of us. She’s livetweeting Joan Morgan’s (she of When Chickenheads Come Home To Roost fame) class on the R’s Twitter every Wednesday at 5:15PM ET/2:15PM PT. Look for the hashtag #pleasurepolitics on our timeline!