Afrofuturism, Africology, Afrocentricity


Dr. Reynaldo Anderson currently serves as the Graduate Director and Associate Professor of Africology and African American Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Reynaldo is currently the Executive Director and co-founder of the Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM), an international network of artists, intellectuals, creatives, and activists. He is the co-editor of the following anthologies and journals, Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of Astro-Blackness and The Black Speculative Arts Movement: Black Futurity, Art+Design (Lexington Books, 2015, 2019), Cosmic Underground: A Grimoire of Black Speculative Discontent (Cedar Grove Publishing, 2018), Black Lives, Black Politics, Black Futures, a special issue of TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies (2018), and When is Wakanda: Afrofuturism and Dark Speculative Futurity (The Journal of Futures Studies, 2019). He is also the author of numerous articles on Africana Studies and Communication studies and helped conceive the joint BSAM and NY LIVE Arts Curating the End of the World online exhibitions (2020-2021). He has presented papers in areas of communications, Africana studies, Afrofuturism, and critical theory in the US and abroad.

Selected Publications

  • Anderson R., Fluker C. (2019). The Black Speculative Arts Movement: Black Futurity, Art+Design. Eds. Lexington Books.
  • Brooks, L. Anderson, R., Taylor, D., Baham N. (2019). When is Wakanda: Afrofuturism and Dark Speculative Futurity. Eds. Journal of Futures Studies, vol 24 (2)
  • Van Veen T. & Anderson. R. (2018). Eds. Future Movements: Black Lives, Black Politics, and Black Futures TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, vol. 39.
  • Anderson R., Jennings J. (2018). Cosmic Underground: A Grimoire of Black Speculative Discontent. Eds. Cedar Grove.
  • Anderson R., Jones, C. (2015).  Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of Astro-Blackness. Eds. Lexington Books.

Courses Taught

  • Afrofuturism
  • Africology, Theory and Methods
  • Contemporary Black Poetry
  • Mass Media and The Black Community