LaVelle Ridley

LaVelle Ridley is a PhD candidate in English & Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Michigan. Working and dreaming at the intersection of Black feminist theory, queer and trans of color studies, life writing studies, and abolitionist studies, she’s currently writing a dissertation which examines life writing by black trans* women in the U.S. and questions how a critical trans* imagination informs how these writers access what poet Audre Lorde names “erotic knowledge” and mobilize it toward new pathways for pursuing freedom. She has published work in GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, is the editor of book reviews for TSQ, and co-editor of the anthology Paradise on the Margins: Worldmaking by Trans Women of Color.

Season 2 Episode 2, 3/3/22

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