A graduate arts writing residency and public lecture series that queries how definitions of blackness are produced and expressed through visual, aural, and affective realms—engaging three domains that underwrite the physical and metaphysical dimensions of inhabiting skin marked as “black”.


In focusing on embodiment, The Studio highlights the term as a verb that invokes activity and movement, as well as the temporary and fleeting. As a dynamic category of analysis, embodiments clears space to consider the repeated, performative constitution of blackness while remaining attuned to the material consequences of being black.