Erin Gray

Education:

B.A., English, York University; M.A., Social & Political Thought, York University; Ph.D., History of Consciousness (Feminist Studies and Visual Studies emphases), University of California, Santa Cruz

Dissertation:

Laughing at Meat and Fury: A Materialist Critique of U.S. Lynching Culture

Thesis Advisor:

Gina Dent, Professor of Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

Research Topic:

lynching reenactments and memorials, political violence and assemblage, and the libidinal economy of the U.S. empire-state.

Mentor:

Bridget Cooks, Professor of African American Studies, University of California, Irvine

Current Position:

President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of African American Studies, University of California, Irvine

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