The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

The White Female Gaze: A Black Feminist Perspective on Identity, Affect and Representation

Stephanie Troutman

April 11, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Stephanie Troutman is a Black feminist scholar, a first-generation college student, a mother and an activist. Drawing on Black feminist techniques from the work of contemporary scholars and theorists such as Christina Sharpe, Nicole Fleetwood and Kara Keeling, she will engage with the exhibition F***nism, which features works for, by and about women. Troutman’s talk will examine the intersection of race and gender in order to think through the multiple ways that art might reflect or refract socio-emotional dynamics and race relations between and among women.

Troutman is the Assistant Professor of Emerging Literacies in the Rhetoric, Composition and Teaching of English program in the English Department at the University of Arizona. She received a dual PhD in Curriculum & Instruction and Women’s Studies from Pennsylvania State University. A former high school and middle grades public school teacher, Troutman is a scholar-activist who has been recognized across a variety of community and campus spaces for her mentorship, student advocacy, and social justice leadership. She is the recipient of numerous awards for student advocacy and for her work in campus diversity and multicultural outcomes and initiatives.

This event is FREE thanks to the generous support of UA’s Commission on the Status of Women.

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