Video: Lecture by Michelle M. Wright on “Using Time to Represent Blackness.”

On September 21, 2019, Michelle M. Wright, a professor at Emory University in Atlanta, offered a lecture entitled “Using Time to Represent Blackness.” She argued that the complexity of black identities is poorly served by traditional representations of time—including those used by many academics in black studies. Drawing on the history of theoretical physics and concepts of race, gender, and sexuality in African diasporic writing, Wright showed how a “physics of blackness” is necessary for writing accurately and inclusively about blackness. This program is part of BAMPFA's Black Life series, which explores the vitality and range of cultural production in the African diaspora through this series of exciting, multidisciplinary activities.

Black Life: Michelle M. Wright