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Adilifu Nama

Associate Professor of African American Studies

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Publications

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Biography

Dr. Adilifu Nama is an Associate Professor of African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University.

Education

University of Southern California

Ph.D., Postgraduate Studies

2002

Areas of Expertise

RaceFilmcomics

Event Appearances

Invited Panelist, Afrofuturism

CLOAK AND DAGGER Conference (2014)  Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society

Invited Panelist, Afrofuturism

San Diego Comic Fest  San Diego, California (2014)

Invited Speaker

Series, a yearlong slate of programs, collectively entitled "Kapow! Who's Your Hero?" focused on themes of power, heroes and identity, as explored through the medium of superhero comics  The Cassandra Voss Center at St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI "SkypeTacular! (2014)

Invited Panelist, Black Masculinities in Comic Books

Comic-Con  San Diego, California (2014)

Invited Presenter

Graduate seminar on Diversity and Representation in Comics and Sequential Art  California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California (2014)

Invited Speaker, The Sun Ra Centennial: A Different Order of Being

Allendale Branch Library Event  Pasadena, California (2014)

Articles

Staking Out a Blatino Borderlands (Book) | Latinos and Narrative Media: Participation and Portrayal (2013)

“Staking Out a Blatino Borderlands” in Latinos and Narrative Media: Participation and Portrayal (Palgrave: 2013), Ed. Frederick Luis Aldama

Color Them Black | The Superhero Reader (2013)

“Color Them Black” in The Superhero Reader (University of Mississippi Press: 2013). Eds. Charles Hatfield, Jeet Heer, and Kent Worchester

Brave Black Worlds: Black Superheroes as Science Fiction Ciphers | The Black Imagination, Science Fiction and the Speculative (2010)

“Brave Black Worlds: Black Superheroes as Science Fiction Ciphers” in The Black Imagination, Science Fiction and the Speculative, Eds. Sandra Jackson, Julie Moody Freeman, (Routledge: December, 2010).

It was Signified: The Genesis | Born to Use Mics: Reading Nas’ Illmatic

“It was Signified: The Genesis” in Born to Use Mics: Reading Nas’ Illmatic. Eds. Michael Eric Dyson and Sohail Daulatzi (Basic Civitas: January, 2010).

Brave Black Worlds: Black Superheroes as Science Fiction Ciphers | African Identities

Brave Black Worlds: Black Superheroes as Science Fiction Ciphers
Peer reviewed journal: African Identities
Published (May, 2009).

R is for Race, not Rocket: Black Representation in American Science Fiction Cinema | Quarterly Review of Film and Video. Q.25.2 (2009)

R is for Race, not Rocket: Black Representation in American Science Fiction Cinema
Peer reviewed journal: Quarterly Review of Film and Video. Q.25.2
Published (November, 2009).

More Symbol than Substance: African American Representation in Network Television | Peer reviewed journal: Race and Society

More Symbol than Substance: African American Representation in Network Television (2004)
Peer reviewed journal: Race and Society p. 21-38 (6), 2004.

Codes of Race (Letter-to-the-Editor) | The Los Angeles Times (2002)

Codes of Race (Letter-to-the-Editor) (12/29/02).
Newspaper: The Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section.