Throughout February, Confluence will run a special issue, A Seat At Our Table, in honor of Black History Month. The issue will be devoted to students’ final research papers from Shatima Jones’s Fall 2020 courses "(De)Tangling the Business of Black Women’s Hair" and "Black Experiences in Literature, Movies, and Television."
Read the work of student authors as they grapple with questions about conceptualizations of Blackness, identifications, representation, and activism, as well as the social and political climate during which the papers were written.
February 1: Black Mothers and Boss Ladies on the Screen
Cheyenne Porcher; Courteney Celestin; Ava Marshall; and Kendra Brown.
February 8: Gazes on Black Hair and Beauty
Netanya Ronn; Tatyana Tandanpolie; Melany Canela; Britney Agyen; and Rachel Goulston.
February 16: Black Aesthetics and Activism
Taylor Haynes, Kayla Perez, Nina Ahmadi, and Sean Salmons.
Blackness on Film: Tropes, Traumas, and Resistance
Andrea Maia, Cecilia Innis, Sydney Cusic, and Louis Tambue, and Mike Flom
Photo credit: Colin Jerolmack
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