My research focuses on the stories people tell about the places they live, move through, and seek to dismantle. In practice, I consult oral histories and personal narratives in order to foreground localized Black senses of place in, typically rural and Southern (U.S.), distorting milieus of anti-black violence and sexual stigma. My work engages with ongoing discussions in Black studies, queer studies, public health, and Black geographies.
"A Love Letter to Black Queers in the Rural South," Scalawag Magazine. Link to text
Scott, Darius. Oral history and emplacement in ‘nowhere at all:’ the role of personal and family narratives in rural black community-building. Social & Cultural Geography. 20 (8): 1094-1113. 2019.
Scott, Darius. Intergenerationality, family narratives, and black geographic space in rural North Carolina. Gender, Place, & Culture. 27 (7): 984-1006. 2020.
Scott, Darius. Stress and Coping amongst Cisgender Male Partners of Transgender Women. Culture, Health & Sexuality. Accepted and forthcoming.