Nicole Fleetwood is a professor of Rutgers University's American Studies department and the former director of the university's Institute for Research on Women. She specializes in subjects such as visual culture, media studies, black cultural studies, gender theory, ethnography and culture and technology studies. She is the author of Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness (University of Chicago Press, 2011), and has written several articles that have appeared in places such as African American Review, American Quarterly, and Public Culture.
Professor Fleetwood will be visiting the OSU campus to give her lecture, titled "Prison Abolitionism, Feminist Pedagogies, and the Politics of Prison Art." She will be talking about the topics of art and mass incarceration as discussed in her forthcoming book, Marking Time: Prison Art and Public Culture, which presents a range of art made in U.S. prisons, in collaboration with nonprofit groups and non-incarcerated artists, and as socially engaged public art works that address mass incarceration. Invested in a feminist abolitionist framework, she considers some of the gender dynamics, tensions, debates, and practices that emerge in artistic collaborations between incarcerated and non-incarcerated people.
This lecture will be held on Wednesday, October 18th at 3:30pm in Scott Laboratory N0050. There will be a graduate workshop with our guest on the following Thursday, October 19th at 11:30am in University Hall 386B. Graduate students from all disciplines are welcome. Please RSVP by Monday, October 16th, with Elysse Jones in the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org). Space is limited.
Please join us for the event and in welcoming Professor Fleetwood to campus!
This event is sponsored by the Humanities and Arts Discovery Theme Project on Transnational Black Citizenship, the Department of African American and African Studies, and the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.