Rebecca Wanzo

Rebecca Wanzo is chair and professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies at Washington University in St. Louis and author of the book The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belonging (2020, NYU Press)

Posts by Rebecca Wanzo

The Black Hair Fantastic

I have a print of Paul Goodnight’s “Links and Lineages” that depicts three generations braiding each other hair in a colorful tapestry of Black female intimacy and beauty. Such pleasures exist in many families. Mine—not so much.

Linked Breath

To see and be otherwise will mean that we must look differently and act differently, make connections when many social forces encourage us to interpret in silos. How often have you thought about how breath—literally and metaphorically—links many issues of social inequality?