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BIO: Kai M. Green is an Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality studies at Williams college. They are a poet, filmmaker, and an interdisciplinary scholar that explores questions of Black sexual and gender agency, health, creativity, and resilience in the context of state and social violence. They employ Black feminist theory, queer of color critique, critical race theory, performance studies, media studies, and trans studies to investigate forms of self-representation and communal political mobilization by Black LGBT persons in the urban context. They earned their Ph.D. from the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity with specializations in Gender Studies and Visual Anthropology at the University of Southern California. They combine scholarship, art and activism in their research on race, gender, and sexuality in Black LGBT communities and cultural production. A former postdoctoral fellow in Sexuality Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University and winner of the Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship and the Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship Dissertation Award, Dr. Green, has been published in numerous scholarly journals including GLQ, South Atlantic Quarterly, Black Camera, and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly.