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DBLAC Reading Series: “Misogynoir Transformed: A Conversation with Ravynn K. Stringfield and Dr. Moya Bailey”
4 p.m. May 2, online

When Moya Bailey, author of “Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance,” coined the term misogynoir, she defined it as how anti-black and misogynistic portrayal shapes broader ideas about black women, especially in visual culture and digital spaces. She had no idea the term would go viral, strike a cultural nerve, and quickly enter the lexicon. Misogynoir now has its own Wikipedia page and hashtag, and has been featured on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time. In Misogynoir Transformed, Bailey dives into her groundbreaking concept, highlighting Black women’s digital resistance to anti-Black misogyny on YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, and other platforms.

Bailey shows how black women are actively reinventing the world by engaging in powerful forms of digital resistance at a time when anti-black misogyny thrives on social media. A groundbreaking work, “Misogynoir Transformed” highlights the remarkable efforts of black women to disrupt traditional narratives, overturn negative stereotypes and take back control of their lives.

This conversation is part of DBLAC’s Spring 2022 Reading Series and is supported by Pitt’s Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, School of Education’s Center for Urban Education, and the English Department’s Composition Program. Register here.


Health Promotion Programs From Theory to Practice” 3rd Edition, edited by Carl FertmanAssociate Professor Emeritus, School of Education, and Melissa Grim, Ph.D., Radford University (Jossey-Bass Public Health, February 2022)

An incisive, up-to-date, and comprehensive treatment of effective health promotion programs In the newly revised third edition of “Health Promotion Programs: From Theory to Practice,” health and behavior experts Carl I. Fertman and Melissa Grim provides a robust exploration of the history and rapid evolution of health promotion programs over the past three decades. The authors describe advances in health and behavioral knowledge that have affected the planning, support and implementation of health promotion programs.

“Class Interruptions: Inequality and Division in African Diaspora Women’s Fiction”, by Robin BrooksAssistant Professor of African Studies” (University of North Carolina Press, February 2022)

As downward mobility continues to be an international issue, Robin Brooks offers a timely intervention between the humanities and social sciences by examining how the cultural production of black women engages debates about growing income and wealth gaps in society. world at the end of the 20th and the beginning of the 20th century. first centuries. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the book uses major contemporary texts by African American and Caribbean writers – Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Dawn Turner, Olive Senior, Oonya Kempadoo, Merle Hodge and Diana McCaulay – to demonstrate how neoliberalism, in the broader framework of racial capitalism, reframes structural inequalities as personal failures, thereby obscuring how to improve unjust conditions.

Environmental and Public Health Policy Handbook, co-authored by Maureen LichtveldDean, Pitt School of Public Health, and Barry L. Johnson, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University (CDC Press, 2022)

A two-volume manual that addresses the major environmental factors that impact public health. The first volume, Major Health Hazards and Mitigation, is complemented by the second volume, Emerging Health Hazards and Mitigation, the latter of which has a strong focus on climate, health equity and energy issues. Volume 1 explains how air quality, water and food sources are affected and why climate change is a global health priority. It also describes how policy plays an important role in each of these key areas of environmental health. Volume 2 addresses issues of infectious diseases related to the environment, the COVID-19 pandemic, social justice, drug abuse and public health.


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