Professor Wilfred Doucet has been a member of the Santa Monica College English department since 1999. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Black Studies, Humanities Emphasis, from San Francisco State University. Professor Doucet received his Master of Arts in English Composition from California State University, San Bernardino. His master’s thesis is Flippin’ the Script: Metaphor and Inversion in Ebonics. Professor Doucet is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from Claremont Graduate University. His research interests include Fanonian textual analysis, the policing effect of integrationist/post-racialist ideologies, Afro-pessimism, and anti-blackness in the modern symbolic order. Professor Doucet has published poems and essays in several literary and poetry journals including The Pacific Review, The Fold, The Purple Heart Journal, Lavanderia, and The Ethiop’s Ear. He co-founded and facilitated the Dyamsay (pronounced jahm-say) Writers’ Workshop in Santa Monica, the Third Root Writers’ Workshop and Artist Showcase in the Pomona Arts Colony, and a Poetry Series at Velocity Café in Santa Monica with Edgar Montgomery. He produces poetry and spoken word showcases seasonally at The City Market Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles. Professor Doucet also co-programs and co-hosts Liberation Cinema!, a monthly film screening at the AFIBA Center in South Los Angeles, a project of BABA (Brotherhood Alliance Bridging Africans). Professor Doucet is a native Angeleno.