Shana L. Redmond (she|her) is a scholar working at the intersection of the arts and the Black Radical Tradition. An interdisciplinary humanist, she is the author of Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora (NYU Press, 2014) and Everything Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson (Duke UP, 2020), which was named a NPR Best Book of 2020 and received numerous prizes including a 2021 American Book Award. Her public writing includes essays for the BBC, NPR, Mother Jones, and Boston Review as well as liner essays for Wadada Leo Smith’s String Quartets, Nos. 1-12 (TUM, 2022) and the soundtrack for Jordan Peele’s film Us (Waxwork Records, 2019). The recipient of fellowships from the Mellon Foundation and Institute for Citizens & Scholars, she is professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Center for the Study of Ethnicity & Race at Columbia University and president of the American Studies Association (2022-2023).
This will be followed by Bojana Cvejić, professor of Dance and Dance Theory at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Ana Vujanović, associate team member and mentor at SNDO – School for New Dance Development, Academy of Theatre and Dance Amsterdam on Dec. 2.
All events are free and open to the public. Lectures will take place at Armory Center for the Arts. Events will be streamed via the Aesthetics and Politics Youtube channel, at youtube.com/AestheticsandPolitics.