Gabriel Peoples 2017-08-11T23:41:23+00:00

Gabriel Peoples

Gabriel Peoples is an Assistant Professor of Gender Studies who works in the areas of Performance, Africana, and Sound Studies. He seeks to advance interdisciplinary research that addresses the representations and lived experiences of Black folk in scenes of social constraint and creativity. Currently, he is preparing a manuscript that examines the rewards and risks of repeated visual and sonic performances of Blackness in popular culture and everyday life, which are packaged as images, films, and viral videos for mass consumption. Gabriel is also invested in HIV prevention. He has done HIV prevention work domestically and internationally to both increase everyday awareness of how the virus operates biologically and address its social dynamics regarding stigma. He hopes to bring his unique training and experience to Serving People With HIV/AIDS (SPWHA) on the board of directors. Outside of his academic and social interests, Gabriel enjoys performing his own poetry and DJing.