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  • Endia Louise Hayes
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  • Endia Louise Hayes, M.A. is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Her work, beginning with the complexity and creativity of Black living, maps Afro-Texas, past and present, through its historical sonic, affective, and overall immaterial archiving. Her previous work examined how formerly enslaved, Afro-Texans point towards alternative archival practices using Texas land, enslaved imaginaries and haunting. These immaterial forms of archiving open up radical ways of sociologically encountering 19th-20th century Black Texas flesh, living, revolution and geographies. Currently, Endia’s dissertation examines these intimate archival practices of Afro-Texan diasporic peoples as they arise from Black sensoriums.

    Endia’s teaching pedagogy is dedicated to the engagement of critical teaching and practice in and out of the classroom by building on decolonial and abolitionist means of making critical social thought accessible through interdisciplinary sociological research. Her teaching pedagogy has been implemented in diverse environments like the Institue for the Recruitment of Teachers (IRT), Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF), and Rutgers Bridge 2 Doctorate Program. She has shared her work at the American Sociological Association (ASA), Association for Black Sociologists (ABS), African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS), and the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis (RCHA), to name a few. You can find her work in Black Perspectives, Environmental History Now (EHN), Southern Cultures as well as featured chapters in Black Feminist Sociology and a forthcoming chapter on slow, Black femme temporal praxis and hip-hop during COVID. Endia is a Rutgers Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (RASTL) fellow and Rutgers PreDoctoral Leadership Development Academy fellow.