Dr. Chaz Barracks (he him/they them) is a scholar-in-residence at the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement and affiliated with the Rhetoric and Communications department at the University of Richmond through June, 2021. He earned the PhD in Media, Art, and Text from Virginia Commonwealth University in May, 2020. His research interests blend together Black studies, Black queer feminist narratives, and queer world making epistemologies through media arts and performance making. Chaz’s scholarly ambitions are to cultivate creative expression through interdisciplinary mediums, such as podcast and short films that illuminate local Black cultural production. Chaz is a Bonner Scholar alum and continues much of his service work at Six Points Innovation Center (6PIC) in the Blackademic-in-residence program, helping build the library space and other public knowledge opportunities.
2021 – 2022