Rizvana Bradley: “Decolonizing Frantz Fanon’s New Humanism Between Cinema and Photography”

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 5:00pm
Linsly-Chittenden Hall -- Rm 317 See map
63 High st.

Rizvana Bradley has taught courses that have addressed the materialization of blackness in literature, film, contemporary art and performance culture. She was the Helena Rubinstein Critical Studies Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Bradley is the Guest Editor of forthcoming issue of the journal Women and Performance onHapticality, which examines the haptic as a textured aesthetic and a minoritarian formation. Her research interests include Feminist Theory, Black Critical Theory, Aesthetic Theory, Queer Theory, and Performance Studies. Bradley has participated in the Seminar for Experimental Critical Theory at the University of California, Irvine and has presented her work at Yale University, UCLA, Brown University and Dartmouth College.Bradley’s book manuscript examines how the analytic of black flesh has become central not only to the aesthetic arc of the Afrodiaspora, but also to the figurative emergence of modes of sociality whose conceptual trajectory complicate and contribute to current debates about community in contemporary continental philosophy.