Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 4:00pm
W. L. Harkness Hall, Rm 309
100 Wall St.
Simone Browne, an expert in the field of surveillance studies, will give a talk that situates blackness as an absented presence in the field of surveillance studies, and questions how a realization of the conditions of blackness—the historical, the present, and the historical present— can help social theorists understand our contemporary conditions of surveillance.
Browne’s book, Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness, investigates the convergence and divergence of these subject areas. Her upcoming work will involve the curation of an exhibit about Black women artists at the University of Texas at Austin.
Simone Browne is a Presidential Visiting Fellow in the African American Studies Department for the 2018–2019 academic year.