First Exposure Symposium

First Exposure Symposium - Northeastern University - Friday, April 26, 2013 – 9am to 7pm

John D. O’Bryant African American Institute—Amílcar Cabral Center

This symposium will engage in intellectual work that troubles the intersection between critical race theory and visual culture studies. It is organized and presented by the Northeastern Humanities Center’s Collaborative Research Cluster, ” The Dark Room: Race and Visual Culture Studies.”

Keynote Speakers: María Magdalena Campos-Pons (School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) and Saidiya V. Hartman (Columbia University)

Featuring the participants of The Dark Room: Race and Visual Culture Studies Seminar:

Sandy Alexandre (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Nicole N. Aljoe (Northeastern University), Jayna Brown (University of California, Riverside), Kimberly Juanita Brown (Northeastern University), Marcia Chatelain (Georgetown University), Kellie Carter-Jackson (Harvard University), LaRose Davis (Institute for Recruitment of Teachers), Olubukola Gbadegesin (Saint Louis University), Nikki A. Greene (Wellesley College), Brenna Wynn Greer (Wellesley College), Doreen Lee (Northeastern University), Natalie Léger (Tufts University), Lisa Lowe (Tufts University), Courtney Marshall (University of New Hampshire), Courtney J. Martin (Vanderbilt University), Samantha A. Noel (Davidson College), Pooja Rangan (The New School), Poulomi Saha (Dickinson College), Christina Sharpe (Tufts University), Faith Smith (Brandeis University), Chuong-Đài Võ (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Sponsored by the Northeastern Humanities Center, the Department of African American Studies, the Department of English, the Department of History, the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, and the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute.

Free and open to the public. Lunch and snacks will be served. Email for more information:

Photo credit: Toby Sisson, A Coded Language II, 2011