Dr. Daniel Ìgbín’bí Coleman, PhD (he & they)
Organic Intellectual. Artist-Activist. Black Transfeminist. Critical Pedagogue. Healing Arts Justice Practitioner.
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
I am transdisicplinary organic intellectual, artist-activist, Black transfeminist, educator, and Black healing arts jusice practitioner. I am an Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Georgia State University (since fall 2022) and Affiliate Faculty Member of Africana Studies, also at GSU. Prior to joining GSU, I was an Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2018-2022). I am committed to the decolonization of intellectual, artistic, and organizing labor as tools to critically engage our many worlds. I am invested in how we find ways to survive and thrive in spite of the forces of war-terror-destruction that pervade our worlds and existences. I strive to nurture and co-create paths that value the life of the mind and the material experience of embodiment to ground us in the pedagogical prerogative of naming our worlds as they are and in creating the worlds we deserve.
I think with my body and I move with my mind, treating all of my work as embodied praxis. The work you will see on this site reflects my knowing that the body can be mobilized as a sacred channel and source of information about the worlds we move in. I am a lifelong artist and therefore never sideline artistic practice and expression but rather, I foreground creative praxes as places from which to know, experience, intervene, and offer to the world. Concomitantly and through integrated praxis, I engage organizing and activist practices not solely as resistances to hegemonic organizations of our worlds, but rather for the many forms of otherwise that we know to be true and possible.
Where I know from: I am a mixed-Black, queer and non-binary transman and tender radical. I am also a fully ordained and active Lukumí priest of Obatala.
I center Blackness and the African diaspora in all of my work. Alongside this love/freedom praxis, I also center Indigenous people and other people of color. Additionally, I pour love into all that is queer/cuir, in its many cosmologies. Within this vision, I remain an open collaborator on artistic, intellectual and justice projects, primarily in the U.S. South and in Abya Yala (aka Latin America).