Dr. Charles Athanasopoulos is a teacher-scholar whose research interests include Black studies, activism, “racial icons,” street art, and media studies. His manuscript-in progress, Twilight of the Icons
, develops an orientation to the anti/Black world called Black iconoclasm
which seeks to disorder the “racial iconography” of Western Man (the social codes of race, gender, class, and sexuality). In doing so, Twilight of the Icons
highlights how racial icons continue to constrict Black radical imagination in the contemporary era. For more information, please visit Dr. Athanasopoulos’ website: www.charlesathanaso.com
Athanasopoulos, Charles. ““A Program of Complete Disorder:” The Black Iconoclasm within Fanonian Thought”. Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association, 10.1 Spring 2021.
Athanasopoulos, Charles. “Smashing the Icon of Black Lives Matter: Afropessimism & Religious Iconolatry.” Prose Studies, Vol. 40, Issue 1-2: #BlackLivesMatter: Pasts, Presents, Futures, 2019.
Athanasopoulos, Charles. “Fanonian Slips: The Rhetorical Function & Field of the White Mask.” Western Journal of Communication (Forthcoming). Accepted August 9th, 2021, waiting for proofs.
Athanasopoulos, Charles & Sugino, Corinne Mitsuye. “Clash of the Uncivilized: Alternative Approaches to Policy Debate”. Contemporary Argumentation & Debate Journal (Forthcoming). Accepted for publication, waiting for proofs.
Athanasopoulos, Charles. “Black Radical Thought as Pathology in Black Panther” in Why Wakanda Matters: What Black Panther Reveals About Psychology, Identity, and Communication edited by Sheena Howard (BenBella Books, February 2021)
Athanasopoulos, Charles. “Iconography in the Age of Black Lives Matter”. Monument Lab, 2020.
Athanasopoulos, Charles. “On White Rioters & Black Liberals”. The Lacan Salon, “Listening with Black Lives Matter” series, 2020.