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Olivia K. Young

Education:

B.A., African American Studies and Sociology, Emory University; M.A., African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., African Diaspora Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Dissertation:

How the Black Body Bends: Sensorial Distortions in Black Contemporary Art

Thesis Advisor:

Brandi Wilkins Catanese, Professor of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Research Topic:

Examining theories of distortion in contemporary black diasporic art, visual culture, African diaspora studies, black feminisms, queer theory, disabilities studies and black cultural history

Mentor:

Uri McMillan, Professor of English and African American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Current Position:

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

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