Term of Award

Fall 2019

Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Curriculum Studies (Ed.D.)

Document Type and Release Option

Dissertation (restricted to Georgia Southern)

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Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading

Committee Chair

Dr. John Weaver

Committee Member 1

Dr. Ming Fang He

Committee Member 2

Dr. Bill Schubert

Committee Member 4

Dr. Marla Morris

Committee Member 4 Email



This text is a mediation on anti-blackness in the world birthed through modernity. Its focus is to consider the depths of death and disavowal and to inform the narratives running recklessly through the field of curriculum. Overall, it is constructed as a melodic interlude of Afropessimistic origin that is methodically written to confound the thought-life/ conventional frameworks of the Western world as well as the larger globe. Yet laced specifically throughout, this text aims to give credence and attention to the suffering of Black boys in overt and covert language.

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