Warren Center Newsletter Article and Upcoming Talks in April 2015

Well, hello, April! I have a few updates and upcoming events to share. This post includes info about a recent essay and two talks I will be giving this month.

The Spring 2015 issue of the Robert Penn Warren Center Newsletter features my essay, "Geographies of the Arts." In the essay I talk about my research on arts and places, and share stories of some of the challenges along the way. I also share updates on my research during my time as a Fellow at Vanderbilt, where I have been working with a group of faculty in the seminar, "Public Scholarship in the Humanities." Please click the image below to read the article.

This month I'm heading back to the northeast for a couple of presentations. The first stop is at Wellesley in Massachusetts for the "Third Exposure I The Dark Room" symposium on race and visual culture on April 11, 2015. The next stop is at Brown University in Rhode Island for "Writing the Undercommons," on April 22, 2015. The symposium at Brown is part of a 2014-2015 Research Seed Grant from the Pembroke Center. If you are in the area, I hope to see you there! 

My talk at Wellesley, "Palm Trees and Billboards: Navigating the Tropics in Art and Anthropology," is at 11AM on April 11, 2015. The symposium is free and open to the public, and runs from 8:30AM to 7PM. Click the image above for the program.

Elusive Landscape, Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez, 2010.

Elusive Landscape, Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez, 2010.

On April 22, 2015 at Brown University, I will present my research on "Cutting through the Archives." This research looks at the works of Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez and Maria Martinez-Cañas, and their active production of archives and history through cutting, scratching, drawing, erasing, and painting film and photographs. The symposium will take place at Hillel on Brown's campus, from 9:30AM to 11:30AM.