Conversations with Aimee Meredith Cox

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Date & Time: 
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Associate Professor of African and African American Studies, Fordham University.
'Your Obedience Will Protect You' and Other Myths of Black Girlhood


Aimee Meredith Cox, PhD  is a cultural anthropologist and movement artist who teaches in the African and African American Studies department at Fordham University. She is the author of Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship (Duke 2015) and the forthcoming edited volume, Gender & Space (MacMillan). She has written peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on performance, race and gender in youth culture, and the politics of cultural production. Aimee is a former professional dancer who toured widely with Ailey II/The Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble. She is the founder of BlackLight, a young women of color-led activist art initiative that produced community-based projects in Detroit, Newark, and New York City.


Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus
754 Shermerhorn Ext. (Seminar Room)
Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality (IRWGS)