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What to Stream During Pride Month

Posted June 12, 2020

In celebration of Pride Month, the College of Liberal Arts asked Dr. Daniel Humphrey, associate professor of film studies and women’s and gender studies, for a list of documentaries and TV shows worthy of binging. His list provides both fun and compelling selections to help you safely celebrate the LGBTQ+ community during a global pandemic. Happy streaming, and Happy Pride!

Interdisciplinary Critical Studies

Established in Fall 2017, Interdisciplinary Critical Studies is a new unit that brings together five programs in the College of Liberal Arts: Africana Studies (AFST), Film and Media Studies (FILM), Latino/a and Mexican American Studies (LMAS), Religious Studies (RELS), and Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST). Each of these programs is interdisciplinary in that they draw on a variety of theories, methods, practices, and approaches to illuminating modern and historical problems. Each is critical in that they focus on critiquing common approaches to these problems. Further, they engage critical thinking skills as a central part of the curriculum at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Over 100 faculty are engaged in the programs in Interdisciplinary Critical Studies. They come from departments around the College and across the University. Our scholarship draws on qualitative, quantitative, textual, and historical analysis. Our programs address questions about power, institutions and structures, cultural production, identity, intersectionality and oppression, and social and civic responsibility and rights. Faculty research addresses a wide variety of topics including: immigration at the US-Mexico border, women’s health, LGBTQ rights, freedom movements, the environment, war, and sports.

Across ICS, we have one major (BA in WGST), five minors (all programs), and four graduate certificates (AFST, FILM, LMAS, WGST). Additionally, our courses serve as the backbone for three undergraduate university studies degrees: BA in Religious Thought, Practices, and Cultures, and the BA  and BS in Race, Gender, and Ethnicity (link to: http://catalog.tamu.edu/undergraduate/liberal-arts/#majorstext ).

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - On Sunday, Feb. 9, the Queen theater in Bryan showed a double feature concerning the African American community and the horror film genre.

For decades, the horror film genre has depicted African Americans as monsters, antagonists, or disposable characters.

Enter Jordan Peele and Robin R. Means Coleman. Peele, widely known for his critically acclaimed horror films like "Get Out" and "Us," has been a pioneer for a more modern horror genre that features African Americans in leading protagonist roles. Coleman penned the book "Horror Noire" an examination of the African American community and the horror film genre. The book was adapted for the big screen in a film that Jordan Peele produced.

In addition, Ya'Ke Smith's "Katrina's Son," a short film about Hurricane Katrina victims, was also screened.

Original video and article appeared on KBTX TV website here.