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Thursday, April 11 • 8:00am - 8:45am
A Black Feminist Archaeology of Adornment WAITLIST

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Ayana will examine sartorial practices of self-making among African American tenant, sharecropping and landowning farmers post-emancipation. Sartorial practices are defined as social-cultural practices, shaped by many intersecting operations of power and oppression including racism, sexism, and classism, that involve modifications of the corporal form -- scarification, body piercings, and hair alteration -- and three-dimensional adornments such as clothing, hair combs, and jewelry.

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Ayana Flewellen

Co-Founder, Society of Black Archaeologists
Ayana Omilade Flewellen is a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California Berkeley. Her research and teaching interests are shaped by and speak to Black Feminist Theory, historical archaeology, public and community-engaged archaeology, processes of identity... Read More →