Book Review: Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship

  • Misha N. Inniss-Thompson Vanderbilt University
Keywords: gender performance, Black girls


This review highlights Cox’s masterful ability explore how Black girls living in a Detroit homeless shelter navigate experiences with racism, poverty, and gender-based violence; talk back against stereotypes and controlling images; and highlight their right to citizenship.

Author Biography

Misha N. Inniss-Thompson, Vanderbilt University
Doctoral Student in Community Research and Action within the Department of Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University
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