I am associate professor of sociology and education at Tufts University. My research covers the areas of masculinity, feminism, childhood and youth, and African American politics and intellectual history. My ongoing research examines legacies of racial trauma, traces the genealogy of debates between Black feminism and Black masculinity studies, and reflects on prayers written for schoolchildren by W. E. B. Du Bois. I am the past senior co-chair for the Boston Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality, and am a book review editor for the journal Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.
My full last name is “Blume Oeur” (pronounced BLUE-muh Or) with no hyphen.
YOU CAN ORDER MY BOOK, Black Boys Apart: Racial Uplift and Respectability in All-Male Schools, at University of Minnesota Press or on Amazon. INTERACT WITH THE BOOK on Manifold