Shaka McGlotten

Dr. Shaka McGlotten (they/them // @shakaz23) is Professor of Media Studies and Anthropology at Purchase College-SUNY, where they also serve as Chair of the Gender Studies and Global Black Studies Programs. Their work stages encounters between black study, queer theory, media, and art. They have written and lectured widely on networked intimacies and messy computational entanglements as they interface with qtpoc lifeworlds.

They are the author of Virtual Intimacies: Media, Affect, and Queer Sociality, published by SUNY Press in 2013. They are also the co-editor of two edited collections, Black Genders and Sexualities (with Dana-ain Davis) and Zombies and Sexuality (with Steve Jones). Their book Dragging: In the Drag of a Queer Life, forthcoming from Routledge, and their current project, Black Data, have been supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Akademie Schloss Solitude, and Creative Capital | The Andy Warhol Foundation. They are a 2020 Faculty Fellow at the Data & Society research institute. 

Selected Publications:
  1. McGlotten, S. (2020). TumPorn is dead, long live TumPorn! In A. McCracken, A. Cho, L. Stein, & I. Neill Hoch (Eds.), a tumblr book: platform and cultures. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
  2. McGlotten, S. (2019). Streaking. TDR/The Drama Review, 63(4), 152-171.
  3. McGlotten, S. (2019). Porn fast. In T. Waugh & B. Arroyo (Eds.), I confess! Constructing the sexual self in the internet age (pp. 353-369). McGill University Press.
  4. McGlotten, S. (2018). Life in the network. Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, 28(2), 161-169.
  5. McGlotten, S. (2018). What’s love got to do with it? In Z. Papachrissi (Ed.), A networked self and love (pp. 230-252). Routledge.
  6. McGlotten, S. (2016). Black data. In E. P. Johnson (Ed.), No tea, no shade: New writings in black queer studies (pp. 262-286). Duke University Press.
  7. McGlotten, S. (2015). The political aesthetics of drag. Metropolitics: A Critical Online Journal of Urban Issues.
  8. McGlotten, S. (2015). The élan vital of DIY porn. Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, 11(1), 1-20.
  9. McGlotten, S. (2013). A brief and improper geography of queerspaces and sexpublics in Austin, Texas. Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography.