School of Social and Political Science

Yirmeyâhû Arturo Delano Beckles

Job Title

Teaching Fellow

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Building (Address)

Chrystal Macmillan Building

Street (Address)

15a George Square

City (Address)

Edinburgh

Country (Address)

UK

Post code (Address)

EH8 9LD

Background

Qualifications

Alumnus of the University of Edinburgh (Edin) in Scotland, United Kingdom | the American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI) in Los Angeles, California | the University of California (Cal) at Berkeley | Wagner College (WC) in New York City, New York

Teaching Experience

"Audrey Smedley & The Study of Racialization." Lecturer, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

“Whiteness: Toward an Anthropology of White Supremacy or Anthropology as White Supremacy.” Lecturer, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

“Decolonising the Academy: Grace Kyungwon Hong & Women of Color Feminism.” Lecturer, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

“Anthropology & Black Lives Matter in Global Context.” Lecturer, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

“Black Masculinity: From Louis Eugene King to John Outterbridge." Lecturer, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

"Anthropology of Africa." Guest Lectureship, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Awards and Grants

Official Selection, 2015. 6th Africa Forum, Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda.

Recipient, 2015. PhD Research Support Fund, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Official Selection, 2014. ALI MAZRUI: IN MEMORIAM, The Library of Congress, Washington, District of Columbia, featuring doves from the Flight Artists Project, Wageningen University, Netherlands.

Recipient, 2014. Best Documentary, Jozi Film Festival, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Official Selection, 2014. San Diego Black Film Festival, San Diego, California.

Première, 2013. Souq Film Festival, Piccolo Teatro della Città di Milano, Italy.

Recipient, 2013. William Mark Felt Sr. "Deep Throat" Fellowship, Investigative Reporting Program (IRP), Berkeley, California.

Recipient, 2013. Consultation with award-winning documentary filmmaker, Orlando Bagwell, University of California at Berkeley.

Recipient, 2012. Margaret and William Randolph Hearst Grant, University of California at Berkeley.

Recipient, 2012. Marlon Troy Riggs Travel Grant, University of California at Berkeley.

Recipient, 2011. Johnathan A. Rodgers Award, University of California at Berkeley.

Recipient, 2011. Thomas Kendris Award in Expository and Journalistic Writing, Wagner College, New York, New York.

Recipient, 2011. Jack Jay Boies Award for Creative Writing, Wagner College, New York, New York.

Public Engagement

KQED, 2012. Producer. This Week in Northern California hosted by Belva Davis, PBS, Northern California Public Broadcasting, San Francisco, California.

Premières Lignes Télévision, 2011. Interviewer. Jack Palladino (private investigator and attorney) in relation to the tobacco whistle-blower, Jeffrey Wigand. San Francisco, California - for Paris, France.

LXTV/NBC Universal Local Media, 2010. Producer. 1stLook NY (lifestyle) & Open House NYC (real estate) New York City, New York.

The Staten Island Advance, 2008. Obituaries. Advance Publications, New York City, New York.

Fashion Modeling, present. Print; runway; lookbooks; photographers and stylists; portfolio, et cetera.

Community Engagement

Anti-racism Decolonising Group, Social Anthropology, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

PhD Programme Representative, Centre of African Studies, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Mentor, Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, Centre of African Studies, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Fieldwork Crisis Fund, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Research interests

Research interests

African/Africana philosophy, Visual Culture, Forgiveness, Popular Culture, Motherhood, Feminism, Philosophical Anthropology, Politics of Skin, Feminist Film Theory, Gendered Sexuality, Opera, Theatre Anthropology, Afro-pessimism, Black Church, Chicano Movement, History of Film, Women in Film, Queer Anthropology, Ballroom Culture, Ciné-Ethnography, Cinéma Vérité, Photography, Art, Literature, Poetics, Black Jews, Deconstruction, Equine-assisted therapy, Subalternity, Black Masculinity, Haute Couture, Surrealism, Transatlantic Slavery, Modern Slavery, Primatology, Innovation, Journalism, Antiques, Scholars at Risk, African-American Pioneers in Anthropology, African-American Astronauts, Space Agencies in Africa, Universities in Africa, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Diversity in Higher Education, Ousmane Sembène, Cheikh Anta Diop, Mariama Bâ, John Outterbridge, Marlon Riggs, Nelson Mandela, Myles Munroe, Elsa Schiaparelli, Naomi Campbell

If you are interested in being supervised by Yirmeyâhû Arturo Delano Beckles, please book an appointment during office hours.

Works within

Staff Hours and Guidance

Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Schedule online