Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History

(Open Book Publishers, 2019)

Tuesday, October 22nd
6 - 9 PM

Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor

Contributors will present their essays from the book which charts how women’s profound and turbulent experiences of migration have been articulated in writing, photography, art and film. As a whole, the volume gives an impression of a wide range of migratory events from women’s perspectives. The contributors, which include academics and artists, offer both personal and critical points of view on the artistic and historical repositories of these experiences.

Confirmed presenters include:

Kathy Engel
“Migrations.” Associate Arts Professor, NYU

Karen Finley
“Strange Set of Circumstances: White Artistic Migration and Crazy Quilt.” Arts Professor, NYU

Gayatri Gopinath
“Diaspora, Indigeneity, Queer Critique: Tracey Moffatt’s Aesthetics of Dwelling in Displacement.”
Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, NYU

Sarah Khan
“Supershero Amrita Simla, Partitioned Once, Migrated Twice.” Independent Maker and Scholar

Lorie Novak
“Visualizing Displacement Above the Fold.” Artist and Professor of Photography and Digital Imaging,
NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Gunja SenGupta
“Migration as a Woman’s Right: Stories from Comparative and Transnational Slavery Histories North Atlantic and Indian Ocean Worlds.” Professor of History, Brooklyn College.

Ellyn Toscano
“Between Self and Memory.” Senior Director of Programing,
Partnerships and Community Engagement, NYU

Cheryl Wall
“Nora Holt: New Negro Composer and Jazz Age Goddess.”
Professor of English, Rutgers University

Paulette Young
“Performing a Life: Mattie Allen McAdoo’s Odyssey from Ohio to South Africa, Australia and Beyond, 1890-1900.”
Independent Scholar, Cultural Anthropologist and Curator, NY, NY

Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History is edited by Deborah Willis, Ellyn Toscano and Kalia Brooks Nelson. Organized by Sarah K. Khan, co-sponsored by Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU; Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality; Tisch School of the Arts-Department of Art & Public Policy and Department of Photography & Imaging.


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