"But What If Instead We Imagine Black Life": Femininity, Performance, and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Incampo, Theresa.


  • Abstract: This project analyzes the use of gesture and posture in Black Lives Matter protests staged between 2014 and 2017 to explore the performative potential of bodily enactments in contemporary racial justice activism. Through a focus on the feminist performance techniques of laying, kneeling, standing in protest environments, I address the ways in which the BLM movement was founded by and con... read more
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