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Black Humanity, Visible Violence, and Liberation Aesthetics

Courtney R. Baker, Duke AAAS Speaker Series
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Monday, October 14, 2019
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4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Courtney R. Baker, Ph.D.
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Duke AAAS 50th Anniversary Speaker Series

Courtney R. Baker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English
University of California, Riverside

Visiting Research Fellow
James Weldon Johnson Institute
Emory University

Baker's research focuses on blackness and the visual representation of humanity. She is the author of Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African American Suffering and Death, and her chapter on African American visual culture in the 1970s will appear in the volume Black Cultural Production after Civil Rights, edited by Robert Patterson, to be published in 2019 by University of Illinois Press. She earned her B.A. in Women's Studies from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Literature from Duke University.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Black Studies at Duke University