Dr. Herukhuti is a clinical sociologist, cultural studies scholar, sexologist, and traditional African shaman who focuses on sexuality, gender, and spirituality themes within the African Diaspora (i.e., Black folks all over the world) and other marginalized communities (e.g., polyamorous, BDSM/kink, and fetish). Rooted in community, he works in and with Diasporic communities and other marginalized communities as a scholar-practitioner dedicated to and driven by the goals of liberation and social justice.
Dr. Herukhuti is the founder of Black Funk: The Center for Culture, Sexuality, and Spirituality and editor-in-chief of http://www.blackfunk.org/. Through Black Funk, he provides individuals and groups information and education for sexual empowerment, decolonization, and liberation. He is a faculty member at Goddard College, one of the nation’s oldest institutions for progressive education, where he works with undergraduate and graduate students.
Dr. Herukhuti, author of the book Conjuring Black Funk: Notes on Culture, Sexuality, and Spirituality, Volume I (Vintage Entity Press), holds a PhD in human and organizational systems with a concentration in transformative learning for social justice and specializations in sexuality and cross-cultural studies of knowledge. His work has been published and anthologized in various academic and popular contexts including Sexualities, Journal of Bisexuality, ARISE Magazine, and Ma-Ka Diasporic Juks: Contemporary Writings by Queers of African Descent.
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