Amber Jamilla Musser is assistant professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research is at the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality studies. She has published widely on race and critical theory, queer femininities and race, race and sexuality, and queer of color critique. Her monograph, Sensational Flesh: Race, Power, and Masochism (NYU Press, 2014) uses masochism as a lens to theorize different felt relationships to power. She is currently at work on a project entitled, “Brown Jouissance: Feminine Imaginings,” which uses women of color’s aesthetic labors to re-imagine epistemologies of eroticism so that they center brown femininity.