Sarah Abdelaziz is a recent graduate of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Masters program at Georgia State. Sarah’s work is focused on the particular history of Atlanta. Sarah posits Freaknik and Black Lives Matter as genealogical interventions into respectability politics through the engagement of the Black Ratchet Imagination and Black queer sexual politics. Sarah is additionally interested in the mapping of social movement onto cultural phenomena and vice versa.
Sarah is currently an instructor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Georgia State University and of Women’s Studies at Auburn University. They are an aspiring PHD student and hope to gain a position as a lecturer and a researcher at a university in the next few years, so that they may combine their dual passions of pedagogy and research.
Fields of Study
social movements; respectability politics; cultural studies; Blackness; racialization; sexual politics; disengaged subjectivities; capitalist, gendered, racialized, and imperialist hierarchies
“Abdelaziz, Sarah, “Ratcheting a Way Out of the Respectable: Genealogical Interventions Into Atlanta’s Respectability Politics.” Thesis, Georgia State University, 2017.
“We Got a Lot to Be Mad About: A Seat at Solange’s Table,” Bettina L. Love and Sarah Abdelaziz. Black Women and Social Justice Education. SUNY Press, 2017.