Adilifu Nama, Chair of the African American Studies Department at Loyola Marymount University.

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Southern California. 2002.

Dr. Nama’s research is highly interdisciplinary and rests at the intersection of African American studies, cultural studies, black cultural criticism, critical theory, film studies and communication studies.  Moreover he examines popular culture as a compelling conduit that connects peoples and places, politics and power, commerce and commodities in ways that forge new social relations, lifestyles and racial subjectivities concerning black racial formation.  His publications include Super Black:  American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes (University Texas Press, 2011), the award winning Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film. (University of Texas Press, 2008) along with a variety of articles examining black racial formation and representation in Sci-Fi film, comics, hip-hop music and television.

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