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Vanderbilt University Divinity School announces the 44th annual
A N T O I N E T T E B R O W N L E C T U R E
'Willful Behavior, Inherent Value, and Moral Imagination: The Making of a Black Queer Ethic'
Thelathia "Nikki" Young, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Religion
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Vanderbilt University Divinity School
Willful Behavior, Inherent Value, and Moral Imagination: The Making of a Black Queer Ethic
As the 2018 Antoinette Brown Lecturer, Dr. Young will deliver the lecture titled, “Willful Behavior, Inherent Value, and Moral Imagination: The Making of a Black Queer Ethic.” We find ourselves in the midst of a neoliberal resurgence of moral depravity, and many of us are searching for new (or old) ways forward. To contribute to such a search, this lecture explores the connection between womanist theo-ethical moral frameworks, black feminist political perspectives, and a queer afrofuturity underwritten by black queer imaginative work. The question on which I base the quest is this: What moral possibilities exist beyond the doors of liberation, and what might we need to unlock (or break down) to find them?