Amir Gilmore, Ph.D., (he/him) is an assistant professor of cultural studies and social thought in education at Washington State University. Gilmore's interdisciplinary background in cultural studies, Africana studies, and education allows him to traverse the boundaries across the social sciences, the arts, and the humanities. Gilmore's broad research interests are Black Aesthetics, Black Masculinities, Afrofuturism, Afropessimism, and the political economy of schooling. He is a New York-raised Black male educator with a PS5. Feel free to contact him via email or on twitter @amir_asim.