From Wilson's Cave Gallery to Jemisin's The Stone Sky

Britt Rusert

UMass Amherst

Britt Rusert is Assistant Professor in the W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture (NYU Press, 2017). Rusert’s teaching and research focus on cultural and theoretical approaches to race and science, African American literature, American literature to 1900, feminist science studies, Afrofuturism, and black critical theory. She is currently co-editing a volume of Du Bois’s data visualizations for Princeton Architectural Press, with Whitney Battle-Baptiste, and is working on a monograph about William J. Wilson’s Afric-American Picture Gallery.


Lastly, in “From Wilson’s Cave Gallery to Jemisin’s The Stone Sky,” Britt Rusert examines how William J. Wilson’s Afric-American Picture Gallery represents but also registers ambivalence about black counterpublics... [ view full abstract ]


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