The Slavery and Visual Cultures Working Group would like to invite you to a reading group meeting on Wednesday, February 22 from 4:30 to 6 in CSRPC room 103 (1st floor seminar room, 5733 S. University).

We will be reading one chapter from Melissa Fuentes’ Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive (U of Pennsylvania Press, 2016) and the introduction and first chapter in Umi McMillan’s Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance (NYU Press, 2015). To get copies of the readings, email

If you have any problems or questions, would like to be added to the Working Group e-mail list, or require assistance to attend the event, please contact Emily Lord Fransee at

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