The Department of African American Studies presents a lecture with Leigh Raiford, associate professor of African American Studies at University of California, Berkeley.
Leigh Raiford teaches and researches about race, gender, justice and visuality. She is the author of Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare: Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle; co-editor with Heike Raphael-Hernandez of Migrating the Black Body:Visual Culture and the African Diaspora, and with Renee Romano of The Civil Rights Movement in American Memory. Raiford has written essays about the work of a number of contemporary black artists, including Lava Thomas, Mildred Howard, Toyin Ojih Odutola and Dawoud Bey. Most recently she co-curated the group shows Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary at the California African American Museum, Los Angeles (with Essence Harden) and About Things Loved: Blackness and Belonging at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive.
This event was published on February 5, 2020.