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Wakanda Syllabus: Articles on Black Panther

A guide on readings related to The Black Panther inspired by the Wakanda Syllabus complied by Dr. Walter Greason of Monmouth University

Articles, Blog Posts, etc. on "Black Panther"

AAIHS (African American Intellectual History Society).  Black Perspectives.  World of the Black Panther.  A series of posts related to Black Panther.  [Posts  include  Wakanda and Black Feminist Political ImaginationBlack Panther, Engineering, and Afrofuturism,  Black Panther, Black Power and the Black Nationalist Tradition, Black Panther, Surveillance and Racial Profiling,  Black Panther the Politics of Black Heroism],  


Tip on searching the HCC Libraries catalog and library databases: Try searching for  ("Black Panther" AND motion pictures). ; Add useful keywords: '("black panther" AND  ("motion pictures" AND costumes ) )

Another useful keyword:  Wakanda

Examples of some articles:  

Chammah J Kaunda. “Religion As Ideology In Black Panther: A Decolonial Ideological Critique Of ‘Religio-Political Problem’ In Wakanda.” Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies, vol. 18, no. 54, 2019, pp. 45-61.

Faramelli, Anthony. “Liberation On and Off Screen: Black Panther and Black Liberation Theory.” Film Criticism, vol. 43, no. 2, 2019,

Kenney, Fiona and  Shukl. Vaissnavi “Black Panther’s Utopian Project: The Innovative Potential of Fiction and Speculation by Non-Architects.” Dearquitectura, vol. 26, no. 19, 2020, pp. 44-51.

Ward, Jonathan. “Wakanda Liberation Is This? Interrogating Black Panther’s Relationship with Colonialism.” Slavery & Abolition, vol. 41, no. 1, 2020, pp. 14-28

Additional Resources

University of California Santa Cruz. Special Collections.   The Black Panther, 1966 – 2016.  A digital exhibit by crystal am nelson, Cathy Thomas, and Kiran Garcha  [Digital version of exhibit held in 2017 at UC Santa Cruz. The Marvel Comics Black Panther series with the introduction of the character King T’Challa was launched three months before the Black Panther Party was founded.  The exhibit explores the comics connection to Black history.  UCSC Press release 27 Mar. 2018. ]


Chakrabarti, Meghna, and Ruth E. Carter.   "From 'Black Panther' to 'Malcom X,' Ruth E. Carter creates character through costume."   OnPoint. National Public Radio. 2018, October 31