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The Black Queer Women's Collective: Performance, Embodiment, and Visuality

  • Hilton Baltimore Baltimore, MD USA (map)

National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference

As a collective of scholars, artists, and practitioners we endeavor to re-imagine the politics of performance in relation to the expansive possibilities inherent to visual culture. Through dialogue oriented towards Black womanhood and freedom-making in the form of art, grief, movement, ritual, and gesture, this roundtable enlists in the work of locating liberation within the confines of racial patriarchy and heteronormativity. 

Moderator: Kara Keeling, University of Southern California


Ashley Coleman-Taylor, Emory University

Courtney Cox, University of Southern California

Sarah Stefana Smith, The Pennsylvania State University

Philana E. Payton, University of Southern California