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Race, Racism and Xenophobia in a Global Context III: Brussels

November 9, 2017
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Deborah Willis
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Professor and Chair, Department of Photography & Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
 

Deborah Willis teaches courses on Photography & Imaging, iconicity, and cultural histories visualizing the black body, women, and gender. Her research examines photography’s multifaceted histories, visual culture, the photographic history of slavery and emancipation; contemporary women photographers and beauty. She has been the recipient of Guggenheim, Fletcher, and MacArthur fellowships, the Infinity Award in Writing from the International Center for Photography, and recipient of the Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation Award. She is one of the nationīs leading historians of African American photography and curators of African American culture. Her books include Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery (with Barbara Krauthamer) and Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present, among many others. She also holds affiliated appointment in NYU’s Africana Studies Program and Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. And she was recently appointed to the Board of Commissioners of the Smithsonian Institution’s American Art Museum.

 
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