Critical and Visual Studies Speaker Series: Tina Campt on "The Motion of Stillness: Diaspora, 'Stasis' and Black German Vernacular Photography"

7:54 PM

The Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies' 2011-2012 
Critical and Visual Studies Speaker Series 


"The Motion of Stillness: Diaspora, 'Stasis' and Black German Vernacular Photography"

Wednesday November 16th, 12.30-2 pm

Pratt Library



The Motion of Stillness: Diaspora, ‘Stasis’ and Black German Vernacular Photography

Tina Campt is Director of Africana Studies and Professor of Africana and Women’s Studies at Barnard College. Campt’s work theorizes gendered, racial and diasporic formation in black communities in Germany, and Europe more broadly. Her monograph, Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender and Memory in the Third Reich (2004), examined the mutual constitution of racial and gendered formation among German Blacks in the Third Reich. Campt has edited special issues of Feminist Review, Callaloo and small axe, and together with Paul Gilroy, co-edited the volume, Der Black Atlantik (2004). She has published numerous articles, including her recent essay, “Family Matters: Diaspora, Difference and the Visual Archive,” which appeared in 2009 in the journal Social Text. Her second book, Image Matters: Archive, Photography and the African Diaspora in Europe, explores early twentieth century family photography of Black Germans and Black Britons and will be published by Duke University Press in January 2012.

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