Global Blackness: A Multidisciplinary Exploration | Keynote by Uri McMillan

October 24, 2018
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Uri McMillan, Associate Professor of African-American Studies, English, Gender Studies, and Performance Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, is a cultural historian who researches and writes in the interstices between black cultural studies, performance studies, queer theory, and contemporary art. His first book, Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance (NYU, 2015) is on black performance art, objecthood, and avatars staged by black women artists.