Daniel B. Coleman, PhD (he & they)
Artist-Scholar-Activist. Cultural Worker. Educator. Black Transfeminist.
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
I am a transnational artist-scholar-activist, cultural worker, and educator. I currently work as an Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where I teach undergraduate and graduate courses. I believe in radical decolonization of intellectual labor and paths that gift us the insights of a life of the mind and ground the pedagogical prerogative of naming our world as it is. I honor the ancestors that were not allowed to read or write. I think with my body and I move with my mind, treating all of my work as embodied practice. The work you will see on this site reflects my knowing of the body as a sacred channel and the primary site from which I think.
I am a mixed-Black, transmasculine non-binary, queer and tender radical. I center Blackness and the Afro-diaspora in all of my work. Alongside this love/freedom praxis, I also center Indigenous people and people of color. Additionally, I pour love into all that is queer, in its many cosmologies. Within this vision, I regularly collaborate on various artistic projects for Black, trans* and BIPOC people, primarily in the U.S. South. Of my primary partnerships for collaborative work are structures of freedom and creative projects like The Well and the platform Strategies for Freedom coming out of Acorn Center for Restoration and Freedom in Covington, Georgia, all founded and stewarded by Emanuel Highlander Brown. I believe in work by and for BIPOC people.