Black and Highly Dangerous

For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne welcome Dr. Jean Beaman—an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, whose ethnographic research focuses on race, racism, international migration, and state-sponsored violence. They begin the episode by discussing Dr. Beaman’s motivation for becoming a sociologist and how sociology can help us make sense of the world (28:15). Next, they discuss her research on state-sponsored violence (34:00) and teaching about race in the higher education context (38:14). They also have a conversation about her book (41:25), Citizen Outsider, and how state-sponsored violence and activism differ in the United States and France (47:38). They close the interview by discussing her experience as a Black American woman navigating France (54:40), how gender shapes both activism and representation in political movements (57:00), and global anti-Blackness amid COVID-19 (1:02:10).

Other Topics Include

00:30 – Catch up with Tyrell and Daphne

06:05 – “Oh Lawd” News

24:20 – Introduction of the Topic

27:55 – Learn more about Dr. Jean Beaman

1:13:40 – Tyrell and Daphne Reflect on the Interview