We explore what it means to “do” Black Studies in practice-based fields.
As our media-saturated culture exhausts every possible angle of consuming race, a new generation of scholars, activists, and artists has turned to investigating the structuring conditions of how blackness is experienced in everyday life.
Princeton alumna Tia Blassingame is Assistant Professor of Book Arts at Scripps College, where she also directs Scripps College Press. A book artist and printmaker, Blassingame refashions material from the past to intervene in contemporary discourses on race and racism. Blassingame holds a BA from Princeton, MA from Corcoran College of Art + Design, and MFA in Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design. She has been an artist-in-residence at Yaddo and MacDowell Colony. Her artists’ books and prints, published by her Primrose Press, can be found in collections around the world, including the Library of Congress, Harvard, Yale, the University of Virginia, the State Library of Queensland, and Tate Britain.
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