PhD, University of Maryland, College Park, 2013
Gender and Sexuality in the African Diaspora, Black Feminisms, Native Feminisms, Critical Geographies, Conquest, Settler Colonialism, and Imperialism
Tiffany (Lethabo) King’s research is situated at intersections of slavery and indigenous genocide in the Americas. King’s book project The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies (Duke University Press, 2019) argues that scholarly traditions within Black Studies that examine Indigenous genocide alongside slavery in the Americas have forged ethical and generative engagements with Native Studies—and Native thought—that continue to reinvent the political imaginaries of abolition and decolonization. The book theorizes Black Studies—and Black thought—as an offshore formation, or shoal, that interrupts humanist traditions and impulses within the field of settler colonial studies. King is also co-editing an anthology titled Otherwise Worlds: Against Settler Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism that is forthcoming from Duke University Press (Spring 2020). This collection of essays features leading scholars in the fields of Black and Indigenous Studies in order to stage a conversation between Black and Indigenous thought and politics on “otherwise” terms that are less mediated by conquest and settler-colonial logics.
- Gender and Sexuality in the African Diaspora
- Black Feminist Thought
- Sexuality, Space and Global Cities
- Feminist Theories (Graduate level)
- Feminist Methodologies (Graduate level)
Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters
“Off Littorality (Shoal #1): Black Study Off the Shores of ‘the Black Body’” Propter Nos3 (2019):40-50
“Racial Ecologies: Black Landscapes in Flux,” in Racial Ecologies. Eds. Leilani Nishime and Kim D. Hester Williams. University of Washington Press, 2018.
“Black ‘Feminisms’ and Pessimism: Abolishing Moynihan’s Negro Family.” Theory & Event 21(1) (2018): 68-87.
“Humans Involved: Lurking in the Lines of Posthumanist Flight,” Critical Ethnic Studies Journal 3(1): 162-85 (2017).
“New World Grammars: The ‘Unthought’ Black Discourses of Conquest,” Theory and Event 19.4 (October 2016)
“The Labor of (re)Reading Plantation Landscapes Fungible(ly),” Antipode, p.1-18 (2016)
“‘Post-Identitarian and ‘Post-Intersectional’ Anxiety in the Neoliberal Corporate University,” Feminist Formations 27(3):114-38 (2015)
Online Journals & Digital Scholarship
“Labor’s Aphasia: Toward Antiblackness as Constitutive to Settler Colonialism” Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society. (2014)