AAST 262: black music and black feminism


Course Description

Music is a critical element in the history of Black America. Historically and in the present moment, Black women offer invaluable contributions to the development of Black music as a means by which to affirm Black humanity and as a tool of resistance. Using the Black Feminist frame of intersectionality we will study explore how the historical “changes” in Black music correspond to histories of race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, and resistance. 

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Johari Jabir
Assistant Professor of African American Studies

Contact Info

Office: ​​1223 UH
Email: jjabir@uic.edu

Curriculum Vitae


What Does African American American Studies Mean to You?

"The interdisciplinary nature of African American Studies allows my work as an artist, scholar, and teacher to function as one organic project with interacting elements. My questions of race, religion, and empire emerge out of my artistic practice. The music informs my topics of study, "how" I theorize my questions, and my pedagogy. In this instance, African American studies is uniquely positioned to serve as my intellectual home." --Johari Jabir

Course Information

3 hours. Same as ENGL 262. Prerequisite(s): AAST 100.

Requirements Met

Creative Arts course
US Society course


Cultural Production & Analysis
Race, Politics & Institutions

When is it Offered?

Fall Semester