Faculty African American Studies

Jared Sexton

Associate Professor, African American Studies School of Humanities
Associate Professor, Film & Media Studies School of Humanities
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Ethnic Studies M.A., University of California, Berkeley, Ethnic Studies A.B., University of New Hampshire, History | Economics

3000 Humanities Gateway
Irvine, CA 6850

Phone: (949) 824-8739
Email: jcsexton@uci.edu

Fields of Interest:
Critical Theory, Race & Sexuality, Coalition Politics, Contemporary U.S. Cinema


5) "Nothing/More: Black Studies and Feminist Technoscience," w/ C. Visperas & K. J. Brown. Catalyst 2:2 (2016)

4) "Race and the Variations of Discipline," w/ T. Nopper & J. Vargas. Critical Sociology 36:1 (2010)

3) Racial Theories in Context (Cognella Publishing, 2010)

2) Amalgamation Schemes: Antiblackness and the Critique of Multiracialism (University of Minnesota Press, 2008)

1) "New Approaches to Race," w/ H. Copeland. Qui Parle 13:2 (2003)


33) "All Black Everything," e-flux #79 (2017)

32) "The Subject of Film and Race," Discourse 38:3 (2017)

31) "Afro-Pessimism: The Unclear Word," Rhizomes 28 (2016)

30) “Derelictum Ex Nihilo: Origins and Beginnings in The Blind Side.” Football, Culture and Power, eds. David Leonard, Kimberly George & Wade Davis (Praeger, 2016)

29) “Skin Acts: Race, Psychoanalysis and the Black Male Performer by Michelle Ann Stephens (review).” philoSOPHIA 6:1 (2016)

28) "Unbearable Blackness." Cultural Critique 90 (2015)

27) “Roundtable on Anti-Blackness and Black-Palestinian Solidarity,” w/ R. Abdulhadi et al. June 22 Jadaliyya (2015)

26) "Don't Call it a Comeback: Racial Slavery is Not Yet Abolished." openDemocracy, June 17 (2015)

25) "The Vel of Slavery: Tracking the Figure of the Unsovereign." Critical Sociology [online] December (2014); Printed in Critical Sociology 42:4-5 (2016)

24) "Radical Will." Artforum International 52:4 (2013)

23) “Under a Bad Sign by Jonathan Munby, and: If We Must Die by Aimé J. Ellis (review).” African American Review 46:1 (2013)

22) “More Serious than Money: On Diff’rent Strokes and Webster.” African Americans on Television: Race-ing for Ratings, eds. David Leonard & Lisa Guerrero (Praeger, 2013)

21) “HIV/AIDS Inequality: Structural Barriers to Prevention, Treatment, and Care in Communities of Color,” w/ R. Robinson et al. Center for American Progress (2012)

20) "Ante-Anti-Blackness: Afterthoughts." Lateral Issue 1 (2012)

19) "The Social Life of Social Death: On Afro-Pessimism and Black Optimism." InTensions 5.0 (2011); Revised and reprinted in Time, Temporality and Violence in International Relations, eds. Anna Agathangelou & Kyle Killian (Routledge, 2015)

18) "Wild Notes." How Sweet the Sound, performed by Darryl Taylor [CD Booklet] (Naxos Records, 2011)

17) "'Life with no hoop': Black Pride, State Power." Commodified and Criminalized: New Racism and African Americans in Contemporary Sports, eds. Richard King & David Leonard (Rowman & Littlefied, 2011)

16) "People-of-Color-Blindness: Notes on the Afterlife of Slavery." Social Text 28:103 (2010)

15) "African American Studies." A Companion to American Studies, ed. John Carlos Rowe (Blackwell, 2010)

14) "The Curtain of the Sky: An Introduction." Critical Sociology 36:1 (2010)

13) "Proprieties of Coalition: Blacks, Asians, and the Politics of Policing." Critical Sociology 36:1 (2010); Reprinted in Ethical Confrontations with Antiblackness: Africana Studies in the Twenty-First Century, eds. Tryon Woods & Khalil Soucier (Africa World Press, 2016)

12) "The Ruse of Engagement: Black Masculinity and the Cinema of Policing." American Quarterly 61:1 (2009)

11) "Captivity, By Turns: A Comment on the Work of Ashley Hunt." Art Journal 66:3 (2007)

10) "Racial Profiling and the Societies of Control." Warfare in the Homeland: Policing and Prison in a Penal Democracy, ed. Joy James (Duke University Press, 2007)

9) "The Obscurity of Black Suffering." What Lies Beneath: Katrina, Race and the State of the Nation, eds. South End Press Collective (South End Press, 2006)

8) "Figuring the Prison: Prerequisites of Torture at Abu-Ghraib." Antipode 38:5 (2006)

7) "Race, Nation and Empire in a Blackened World." Radical History Review #95 (2006)

6) "Fields of Fantasy and the Court of Appeal: On Friday Night Lights and Coach Carter." Visual Economies in/of Motion: Sport and Film, eds. Richard King & David Leonard (Peter Lang Publishing, 2006)

5) "Raw Life: An Introduction." Qui Parle 13:2 (2003)

4) "Race, Sexuality, and Political Struggle: Reading Soul On Ice." Social Justice 30:2 (2003)

3) "The Consequence of Race Mixture: Racialised Barriers and the Politics of Desire." Social Identities 9:2 (2003)

2) "The Avant-garde of White Supremacy." Social Identities 9:2 (2003)

1) "There Is No Interracial Sexual Relationship: Race, Love, and Sexuality in the Multiracial Movement." Problems of Resistance: Studies in Alternate Political Cultures, eds. Steve Martinot & Joy James (Humanity Books, 2001)