Jo Shoop Women's Symposium

Event starts: Tue, 10/26/2021 - 11:00am

11:00 am

Ward Room of Ensor LRC

Featured Speaker: Dr. Aria S. Halliday

Aria S. Halliday, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and program in African American and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Halliday specializes in cultural constructions of black girlhood and womanhood in material, visual, and digital culture in the 20th and 21st centuries. Her interdisciplinary interests include in sexuality, Black feminism, and radicalism in Black popular culture in the United States and the Caribbean. She is the editor of The Black Girlhood Studies Collection (Women’s Press, 2019) and co-edtior of a special issue on hip-hop feminism in Journal of Hip Hop Studies (2020). Her articles are featured in Cultural StudiesDepartures in Critical Qualitative ResearchGirlhood StudiesPalimpsest, and SOULS. Her book, Buy Black: How Black Women Transformed US Pop Culture is forthcoming from the University of Illinois Press. Dr. Halliday served as co-chair of the Girls’ and Girls Studies Caucus at the National Women’s Studies Association 2016-2019; she is currently chair of the Girls’ and Girls Studies Caucus.

Contact: Jerrica Rowlett

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