Assistant Professor of Sociology Giselle Greenidge co-authored a book chapter on how Afrofuturism embraces black feminism in the movie “Black Panther”.
“The Dora Milaje in Real Life: A Continuing Legacy of African Warriors “is a chapter that was written with Dr. Myron Strong of the Community College of Baltimore County who approached Greenidge with the idea because they both teach breed. and ethnicity and knew each other.of an old institution.Dr Kenneth Chaplin of John Carroll University also collaborated on the chapter.
The chapter focuses on the idea of feminism in the movie “Black Panther” by celebrating black women, goddesses and characters from books.
“Most of the time, a lot of people tend to think about the negative aspects of being black or the negative aspects of being black, but this has more to do with thinking about some of the positive things in the history of women. Blacks, black characters and black identity, ”Greenidge said.
Greenidge is passionate about teaching black culture and history, she said, so much so that she teaches a course on racial and ethnic issues during spring semesters.
“I think it’s important, especially in our society, and black history and black culture is not something that is sometimes emphasized or targeted,” she said. “And sometimes the story is different, and sometimes that story is situated and negative. And so, for me, I wanted to contribute to this topic.
Not only is she interested in teaching current culture, but she also educates people about how there have been strong black women throughout history.
“I think this is something that is generally ignored or unrecognized,” Greenidge said. “I wish people, after reading the chapter, would realize that there are black heroes and superheroes that still exist today.”
In addition to co-authoring the chapter, Greenidge has also published two research papers. The first was about the reasons people send money.
This article has personal root for Greenidge. She is originally from Grenada, a Caribbean country, and sends funds to family and friends. This idea sprang up when she was researching globalization and remittances, and she discovered that there were two determining factors as to why people send remittances.
“What I discovered was that trust and selflessness were important motives for sending or sending money to one’s home country,” she said. “I also wanted to find out between trust and selflessness which was more important, and what my discovery showed was that trust was more important than selflessness.”
The second article dealt with graduate enrollment in relation to religious freedom.
After completing her graduate studies and being an international student herself, Greenidge examined the link between religious freedom and its impact on the number of international graduate enrollments in the United States.
“What I found is that in countries that have high levels of religious restrictions, graduate enrollment rates tend to be lower than in countries that have more religious freedoms. what one might expect from reading literature on religion and restrictions, ”she said.
After many years of working on all of these posts, they are all personally rooted in what Greenidge is passionate about. What she teaches in a classroom and her experiences are reflected in her writing.