The Critical Black Studies Reader is a ground-breaking volume whose aim is to criticalize and reenvision Black Studies through a critical lens. The book not only stretches the boundaries of knowledge and understanding of issues critical to the Black experience, it creates a theoretical grounding that is intersectional in its approach. Our notion of Black Studies is neither singularly grounded in African American Studies nor on traditional notions of the Black experience. Though situated work in this field has historically
grappled with the question of "where are we?" in Black Studies, this volume offers the reader a type of criticalization that has not occurred to this point. While the volume includes seminal works by authors in the field, as a critical endeavor, the editors have also included pieces that address the political issues that intersect with - among others -
power, race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, place, and economics.
Rochelle Brock is Professor and Department Chair of Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She received her PhD from Pennsylvania State University in curriculum and instruction. Dr. Brock is Series Editor for Black Studies and Critical Thinking with Peter Lang Publishing.
Dara Nix-Stevenson is a teacher-scholar-activist who has taught high school biology and environmental science since 1998 at various public and private schools. She received her PhD in cultural foundations from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Her research interests reflect stories of identity, autonomy, and resistance.
Paul Chamness Miller is Professor of International Liberal Arts in the English for Academic Purposes program at Akita International University in Japan. He received his PhD in curriculum and instruction from Purdue University. Dr. Miller is the editor of the journal Critical Inquiry in Language Studies.