Tamara Mose and Brandi Summers

This week, the B-Side is thrilled to have as our guests Tamara R. Mose and Brandi T. Summers.

Tamara R. Mose is Associate Professor, Sociology Department and Director, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship at Brooklyn College, CUNY. Tamara is an urban ethnographer whose work has focused on the Caribbean diaspora, race- and class-based processes of social closure in urban spaces, and the family. Her most recent book is The Playdate: Parents, Children, and The New Expectations of Play from NYU Press.

Brandi T. Summers is Assistant Professor, African American Studies and Associate Executive Director, Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation (iCubed) at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research focuses on race, gender, urban aesthetics, fashion, media studies, and visual culture. In particular, her work interrogates identity, memory, place, and history and how planning and urban design practices are implicated in the specialization of race and racism.Her most recent article, “Black as Aesthetic: The Politics of Vision, Visibility, and Visuality in Vogue Italia’s ‘A Black Issue.'” can be found in QED: A Journal of GLBTQ Worldmaking.

Join us as we discuss their work and put a B-Side spin on the gun control marches and on the Stormy Daniels ‘affair’. And, as always, don’t miss our B-Side of the week – Terence Trent D’Arby’s Greasy Chicken along with his A-Side (a Leslie Favorite) Sign Your Name.

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