Utu: A Critical Tool in Gender and Queer Studies

In this session, Besi Muhonja and Kwame Otu, two leading voices in Africana studies, rethink concepts of gender, sexuality, and queerness from the perspective of Utu, an Africa-centered understanding of ontology. Besi Muhonja is associate vice provost of scholarship, diversity, equity, and inclusion and associate professor of African-American and diaspora studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at James Madison University. Kwame Otu is assistant director of The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies and assistant professor of African-American and African studies at the University of Virginia.


Besi Muhonja Kwame Otu
Image of Besi Muhonja Image of Kwame Otu

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