AKD Initiation Ceremony

On the Periphery of Photography

Starts:  4/4/2016  4:30 PM
Ends: 4/4/2016 6:00 PM
Location: Kotzen Room
Join the Simmons College Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society for their 2016 Initiation Ceremony. Following the initiation ceremony, AKD will feature a talk by Kimberly Juanita Brown titled "On the Periphery of Photography: Documentary Photography and Marginalized Subjectivity on the Cusp of the Twenty-First Century."

Kimberly Juanita Brown is Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies at Mount Holyoke College. Her research gathers at the intersection of contemporary black diasporic literature, critical race theory and visual culture studies. Her book The Repeating Body: Slavery’s Visual Resonance in the Contemporary (Duke University Press) examines contemporary representations of slavery that emphasize the repetition of black women’s corporeal practices in the aftermath of the event of slavery. She is currently at work on a second project examining images of the dead on the cover of the New York Times in 1994. Tentatively titled Their Dead Among Us: Photography, Melancholy, and The Politics of the Visual, her second project explores the photographic dispossession of the body of the other and the patterns of exclusion engendered by these ocular practices. She is obsessed with photography.