Dr. Aria S. Halliday is an award-winning author who specializes in the study of cultural constructions of black girlhood and womanhood in material, visual, and digital culture in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. She engages broad interdisciplinary interests in girlhood, Black feminism, radicalism, consumerism, and performance in Black popular culture in the United States and the Caribbean. She is currently a Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin and Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and program in African American and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky.
N.E. Brown Artist Talk
February 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
bell hooks center resident artist N.E. Brown will discuss the genesis of her career, her love for materials, and her dedication to researching and telling the histories of marginalized peoples in the U.S. During this talk, Brown will share her conceptual frameworks and artmaking processes of woodburning (pyrography), woodworking, painting, and drawing. Lunch will be served. Masks are required.
This event is open to:Campus Community
N.E. Brown Artist Workshop
February 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
In honor of bell hooks’s teachings, and on the Friday before Valentine’s Day, artist N.E. Brown will host a workshop drawing inspiration from hooks’s All About Love: New Visions. Inviting the campus to think about hooks’s insight that love is a verb, Brown will read passages from the book and facilitate conversation and art-making that engage hooks’s theory of love as activation.