Another Lesson Before Dying: Toward a Pedagogy of Black Self-Love

  • Denise Taliaferro Baszile


In academic spaces, Black women’s bodies and beings have historically been framed as inadequate and/or irrelevant. Given these circumstances, Black women faculty must consciously and actively work to disrupt mainstream narratives that limit the possibility of engaging their blackness and femaleness in ways that enrich processes of teaching and learning. One way to disrupt limiting narratives is by engaging in practices of self-love that allow and encourage Black women faculty to teach who they are. In this essay the author discusses how she translates her practice of loving blackness into a pedagogy of Black self-love designed to address the complexity of Black student alienation on campus.


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  • Denise Taliaferro Baszile
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  1. 1.Department of Educational LeadershipMiami University of OhioOxfordUSA

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