In Conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Lee: Hold Everything Black and See

Thu 23 Mar 2017 7PM

In Conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Lee:Hold Everything Black and See

Watch video-recording of  ‘In Conversation’ by Sahand Mohajer here


In this lecture, social scientist Elizabeth Lee addresses some historical and contemporary questions arising on the North American scene between blackness as a matter of sociopolitical concern and blackness as a matter of aesthetic concern. She considers the myriad uses of the color black in art and activism in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, as various actors have sought to promote justice through and against arguments about the true, the beautiful and the good. How, in this moment, might we think about the complex relations between blackness and the color black across a range of locations—both public and private—as the transnational movement for black lives continues to evolve?


Elizabeth Lee is an independent scholar and educator. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the International & Area Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley and a doctorate from the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia, where she also received several outstanding teaching awards as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Lee has published widely on militarism and nationalism,  race, gender, and citizenship in various academic journals and interdisciplinary anthologies, and has lectured internationally at universities in and across the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

This event is part of the programming for A Terrible Signal: Megan Hepburn, Daniel Phillips, M.E. Sparks, Carolyn Stockbridge, Joseph Strohan, on exhibition from February 11 until April 1, 2017.