Bio


Professor Lonny J. Avi Brooks is Professor in the Department of Communication at California State University, East Bay, where he piloted the integration of futures thinking into the communication curriculum for the last fifteen years. A leading voice of Afrofuturism 2.0, Brooks contributes to journals, conferences and anthologies, and is co-executive producer, with Ahmed Best, of The Afrofuturist Podcast; co-editor for the special issue: “When is Wakanda? Afrofuturism & Dark Speculative Futurity” (Journal of Futures Studies); lead co-organizer in Oakland, for the Black Speculative Arts Movement; Co-Creative Director with Ahmed Best of the Afro-Rithms Futures Group, using gaming for imaginative, action-oriented thinking to democratize the future. Brooks creates games envisioning social justice futures for Black, Indigenous & Queer liberation with the game Afro-Rithms From The Future.