Kimberly Juanita Brown: Cartographies of the Ocular | Tuesday, October 29, 4 p.m.

October 15, 2019

Kimberly Juanita BrownKimberly Juanita BrownKimberly Juanita Brown, the Elizabeth C. Small Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies and Chair of Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College, will give the research lecture “Cartographies of the Ocular.” Brown’s research engages the visual as a way to negotiate the parameters of race, gender, and belonging. Her examination extends from the way visual and literary representations of black women’s bodies foreground the body’s vulnerability and slavery’s inherent violence, to images of the dead, published in the New York Times, from four overlapping geographies: South Africa, Rwanda, Sudan, and Haiti. The talk is part of the Pembroke Center’s Black Feminist Theory Project lecture series, and is free and open to the public.

Pembroke Hall 305, 172 Meeting Street
4 p.m.

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