Dr. Aiesha Turman: Educator, Writer, Curriculum Developer, Creator.
Dr. Aiesha Turman is a Black feminist Afrofuturist — writing, researching, teaching and creating at the intersections of Black futurism, protest theory, metaphysics, and Black feminist thought. As Founder of Remix Reiki, she utilizes the framework of the century-old modality to explore the ability of Black feminist literature and and cultural productions to aid in individual and community healing.
As she works, Dr. Turman develops research pockets, micro sites that allow her to gather information and ideas. Here are a few examples:
Dr. Turman is currently serving as part-time faculty in the English Department of Hunter College CUNY.
A Bit of Dr. Turman’s Work
- Curriculum co-writer for Crip Camp, the Oscar-nominated and Peabody Award winning documentary film
- Selected for publication in Tamara Winfrey Harris’ Dear Black Girl
- Co-writer and voice actor for The Weeksville Project, an audio drama
- Founder and facilitator of The Black Girl Project
- She Who Does it for Herself, Raising Mothers
- My Awesome Queer Black Mom on Ebony.com
- Academia Edu page
- Ante Up! advisory team
A Bit About Dr. Turman
- Mama’s Writing, a profile on Raising Mothers
- Profile of a student trip I coordinated to the National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Awarded a Barnard College Library Research Award
- 2015 Culture Push Fall Fellow
Download Dr. Turman’s CV here.
“Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.”Zora Neale Hurston