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Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

Dripping in molasses: Black feminist nostalgia and Kara Walker’s A Subtlety

The Department of Women's and Gender Studies proudly recognizes Post-Doctoral Scholar, Dr. Loron Benton, on her first major journal publication. 

Dr. Benton utilizes studies of Black feminist theory and visual culture to examine the work of Kara Walker, arguing that Walker’s A Subtlety – and her art more broadly – offers theoretical and geographic space to ponder where Black pleasure and collective memory can exist in systems of misogynoir, as well as in the Black nostalgic imagination.

Read her article,  "Dripping in Molasses: Black Feminist Nostalgia and Kara Walker’s A Subtlety."

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