Neutrinos and the Search for Dark Justice

What can attention to dark matter, neutrinos in particular, elucidate about Blackpentecostal religious worlds? And what can attention to the noise making of Blackpentecostal adherents make more pronounced in the world of quantum physics? Building on the work in Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility, this presentation attempts to think together what might seem to be disparate ways of thinking worlds known and unknown, the religious and the scientific, the noisy and the musical, with hopes of considering the epistemologies of quantum physics as Blackpentecostal.

Ashon Crawley is Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at University of California, Riverside. His research and teaching experiences are in the areas of Black Studies, Performance Theory and Sound Studies, Philosophy and Theology, Black Feminist and Queer theories. His first book project, Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility, is an investigation into black queer aesthetics and performance as modes of collective, social imaginings otherwise.

Presented by the Program in Critical Theory and the Department of English.