Amara Lawson-Chavanu

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Black feminist theory, labor studies, sound & visual culture, affect & materiality, histories of arson
B.A. Gender studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Amara (joint with American studies) graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2017 with a B.A. in Gender Studies, summa cum laude with a minor in African-American studies. Her work focuses on the intersection of black feminist theory, labor, feeling, and sexuality, as revealed in black visual/sonic cultures. She is especially concerned with the affective and material entanglements of black women’s performance practices and the predicaments of working life under late capitalism. 
Additionally, she is interested in the historical possibility of a tradition of black feminist arson.