Technology, Race, Popular Culture: Jenna Wortham and Nadia Ellis in Conversation

Lecture | February 27 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts + Design

This yearlong series of conversations features some of the most innovative and incisive commentators on culture. This spring, we focus on the expansion of cultural criticism into new media, genres, and approaches.

Jenna Wortham writes about technology and culture for the New York Times. Her criticism—which also engages with issues of race and sexuality in music, film, and other forms of popular media—has appeared in the Awl, Bust, Vogue, and other publications.

Nadia Ellis, associate professor of English at UC Berkeley, specializes in African diasporic, Caribbean, and postcolonial literatures and cultures. She is the author of Territories of the Soul: Queered Belonging in the Black Diaspora, and has published essays on popular culture, performance, and music.

The Future of Cultural Criticism series is part of Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMFPA. Learn more at arts.berkeley.edu.

Sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts Research Center, Arts+Design Initiative, Art of Writing, the Black Room, and Digital Humanities.

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