This message is to update you all with regards to the upcoming visit of Dr. Simone Browne (Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, UT Austin). Her visit is possible thanks to the support of the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, the Michigan Library, the Black Humanities Collective, and the Visual Culture Workshop.
The public talk will be held on February 11th at 4pm in Room 100, Hatcher Library.
Update! The title of the talk is "Draw a Black Line through It: On the Surveillance of Blackness." Browne states she will "situat[e] blackness as an absented presence in the field of surveillance studies" to question "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."
Update! A graduate student workshop to discuss Dark Matters with Dr. Browne will now take place Friday, February 12th at 11am in3512 Haven Hall. (Limited space will be available so RSVP in advance to email@example.com)