Dr. Andrea Baldwin: Black Feminism, Postcolonialism and American Higher Education: Gender, Race and the Body
Please register by clicking the "more information" link below. The Center for Humanities presents a series of talks by faculty research associates who will be discussing their work. Please join us for this engaging talk with Dr. Andrea Baldwin. There will be a brief Q and A following the presentation. This talk is open to the public and we invite anyone to attend.
Focusing on the posture portraits taken at American colleges and universities between the 1920s-60s, this presentation explores how the reification of ideologies around health and discipline using a medicalized gaze and photographic technologies, led American scientists and academics of this period to pathologize gendered, racialized people, and people with disabilities as Other.
This presentation highlights the researcher's multidisciplinary (gender studies, arts and technology) research project which recreated the earlier narrative of pathology by celebrating the body and the participatory process of creating knowledge, making art from data, from history, and from a process of de-literalizing and de-othering.
Andrea Baldwin is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology. Her areas of research include Black Feminism, Black Feminist Pedagogy, Caribbean Feminism, and Transnational Feminism.