Nicole R. Fleetwood, Ph.D., James Weldon Johnson Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication in the Steinhardt School at New York University
Join renowned scholar and MacArthur Fellow Nicole R. Fleetwood for a lecture in conjunction with the exhibition Prison Nation, which addresses the unique role photography plays in creating a visual record of mass incarceration in the United States, despite the increasing difficulty of gaining access inside prisons.
Nicole R. Fleetwood is the inaugural James Weldon Johnson professor of media, culture, and communication in the Steinhardt School at New York University. A MacArthur fellow, she is a writer, curator and art critic whose interests include contemporary Black diasporic art and visual culture, photography studies and art and public practice. She is the author Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration (Harvard University Press, 2020), winner of the National Book Critics Award in Criticism, the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize of the American Studies Association, the Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship, and both the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award in art history and the Frank Jewett Mather Award in art criticism. She is also the curator of the traveling exhibition Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, which debuted at MoMA PS1 (September 17, 2020-April 5, 2021). The exhibition was listed as “one of the most important art moments in 2020” by The New York Times and among the best shows of the year by The New Yorker and Hyperallergic.
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