Antron Mahoney

Antron D. Mahoney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of African American Studies


About Dr. Mahoney

Learn more about Dr. Mahoney's experiences and expertise.
  • Education¬†

    University of Louisville: Ph.D. – Pan-African Studies
    University of Louisville: Ph.D. – Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro: M.Ed. – Curriculum and Instruction (Concentration Higher Education)
    Bethune-Cookman College: B.A. - Business Education


  • Research Interests

    Dr. Mahoney’s scholarship rests at the nexus of social movements and theories of race, gender, and sexuality to understand how Black identity, subjectivity, and gender ideology is formed in relation to twentieth and twenty-first century Black freedom struggles and politics in the U.S. and the African diaspora. His primary focal points include Black Feminist/Queer Praxis; Southern Black LGBTQ Culture; Black Fraternal Organizations; U.S. Higher Education; Leadership Learning; and Media Studies. 

  • Courses Taught

    Introduction to African American Studies 
    The Black Queer South 


  • Selected Publications¬†

    Mahoney, A. D, Brooks, X. R., & Harris, H. B. (2023). Trans*Race Man: Black Leadership and Queer Failure. In C. Beatty, & J. Ford (Eds.), Engaging Black Men in College Through Leadership Learning (pp. 43-52). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.  

    Mahoney, A. D. (2021). Reclaiming the Beat: The Sweet Subversive Sounds of HBCU Marching Bands. Southern Cultures, 27(4), 78-97. 

    Mahoney, A. D. (2021). Deviance as Culturally Relevant Leadership Learning: A Counter-Institutional Approach to Studying Leadership. In C. Beatty, & K. Guthrie (Eds.), Operationalizing the Culturally Relevant Leadership Learning Model (pp. 175-177). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.  

    Mahoney, A. D, & Harris, H. B. (2019). When the Spirit Says Dance: A Queer of Color Critique of Black Justice Discourse in Anti-Transgender Policy Rhetoric. Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class, 19(1), 7-43. 

    Ovink, S. M., Brunn-Bevel, R. J., Byrd, W. C., & Mahoney, A. D. (2019). Always Crossing Boundaries, Always Existing in Multiple Bubbles: Intersected Experiences and Positions on College Campuses. In W. C. Byrd, S. M. Ovink, & R. J. Brunn-Bevel (Eds.), Intersectionality and Higher Education: Identity and Inequality on College Campuses (pp. 3-26). New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. 

    Mahoney, A. D. (2019). The Dying Swan: Cultural Nationalism and Queer Formations in Trinidad and Tobago. Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 21(2), 235-254.  

    Mahoney, A. D. (2017). Being at the Heart of the Matter: Culturally Relevant Leadership Learning, Emotions and Storytelling. Journal of Leadership Studies, 11(3), 55-60.  

    Mahoney, A. D. (2016). Culturally Responsive Integrative Learning Environments: A Critical Displacement Approach. In T. Bertrand Jones, K. Guthrie, & L. Osteen (Eds.), New Directions in Student Leadership #152: Developing Culturally Relevant Leadership Learning (pp. 47-59). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.