Sarah Jane Cervenak

My intellectual, ethical and political interests concern the operations of racial, gender, and economic freedom in the modern world. Particularly, I am interested in the ways that wandering (rambling, roaming, meditating) describes the philosophical and performative event of resistance to racialized, gendered captivity. My research and teaching draw on methodologies within African American studies, gender studies, critical race theory, Marxist analysis, philosophy, and performance studies.

There are 5 included publications by Sarah Jane Cervenak :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Adrian Piper: Race, Gender and Embodiment by John Bowles [book review] 2013 2712 A review of Adrian Piper: Race, Gender, and Embodiment by John P. Bowles.
Against Traffic: De/formations of Race, Rationality, and Freedom in the Art of Adrian Piper 2006 1458 African-American artist and Kantian philosopher Adrian Piper is a crucial figure in the expression of performance and philosophy's foundational arrangement.
The End/s of America: a Review of Kathryn Mathers' Travel, Humanitarianism, and Becoming American in Africa (2010) 2012 1118 Sarah Jane Cervenak reviews Travel, Humanitarianism, and Becoming American in Africa by Kathryn Mathers, and finds Americans treating Africa as an enormous mirror. Their driving question seems to be: "Do I look good in this?"
Gender, Class, and the Performance of a Black (Anti) Enlightenment: Resistances of David Walker and Sojourner Truth 2012 3229 The course toward freedom pursued by late-nineteenth-century black activists is as ideologically and philosophically complicated as the question of freedom itself. Dynamics of gender, class, race, religion/spirituality, and one's experience with ensl...
Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects [book review] 2011 4270 A review of the book Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects by Christina Sharpe.