#FreeBresha: Anti-black Racism and Anethical Blackness

**The following brief notes were delivered at the Anti-blackness and Christian Ethics Roundtable at Boston College, September 14, 2016. I reproduce the remarks here, particularly, to be in solidarity with Bresha Meadows and to urge against her ongoing incarceration. If you Continue reading #FreeBresha: Anti-black Racism and Anethical Blackness

#BlackpentecostalBreath: The Aesthetics of Possibility is Now Available

  “In this profoundly innovative book, Ashon T. Crawley engages a wide range of critical paradigms from black studies, queer theory, and sound studies to theology, continental philosophy, and performance studies to theorize the ways in which alternative or ‘otherwise’ Continue reading #BlackpentecostalBreath: The Aesthetics of Possibility is Now Available

Deformation, Information, On Formation

Noise matters. Ever tried to have a conversation on a phone with poor reception, snaps, crackles and pops interrupting your ability to hear? It’s a Wednesday and you’re waiting for a friend to arrive. This friend is on a train Continue reading Deformation, Information, On Formation

a brief ramble about identity, spiritual identity and empire.

story time! so when i was first deciding to come out as a gay [yes. said. just like that. lol], i really thought that the most important thing to do was to reconcile my spiritual life with my sexual desires Continue reading a brief ramble about identity, spiritual identity and empire.

Blackness and Performance: Black Performance Theory (course)

Blackness and Performance: Black Performance Theory ETST 243E-001, Winter 2015 Monday 12:40-3:30pm, INTN 4043 Professor Ashon Crawley ashon.crawley@ucr.edu Office Hours: Mondays 10:30am-12:30pm   The purpose of this course is to introduce students to Black Performance Theory, how it has been Continue reading Blackness and Performance: Black Performance Theory (course)