UT Professor’s New Beyoncé-Inspired Book Is A ‘Love Song’ To Black Southern Women

Style Magazine Newswire | 11/9/2018, 10:16 a.m.
Beyonce, while she’s racked up Grammys and performed sold-out world tours, she’s also helped redefine feminism or, to be more ...
Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley

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Beyonce, while she’s racked up Grammys and performed sold-out world tours, she’s also helped redefine feminism or, to be more precise, the meaning of black feminism in America. That’s the premise of a new, called: “Beyonce in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism” by Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley. Tinsley is an associate professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and is currently a visiting professor at Harvard. Critics are calling the book a mixtape memoir, and Tinsley says that’s because she incorporates into it elements from her famous class at UT – Beyoncé Feminism/Rihanna Womanism – plus parts of her own life.