FLEX SCHOOL: Feelin' Ourselves: The Evolution of Black Women in Entertainment

Please join us for the talk Feelin Ourselves: The Evolution of Black Women in Entertainment with Professor Kinitra D. Brooks and artist Autumn Knight. This talk centers on the experiences of black women in the American entertainment industry and how the complications of race, gender, and class force black women into making complex decisions in their creative expressions to the wider public.

Kinitra D. Brooks is an Assistant Professor of African American and Afro-Caribbean literature at a University in Texas at San Antonio. She graduated with her PhD in Comparative Literature from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her upcoming monograph, Searching for Sycorax: Black Women Haunting Contemporary Horror, examines black women horror writers. She has published articles in African American Review and FEMSPEC