Oct 22: Women & Migration: Responses in Art & History

book cover oWomen & Migration: Responses in Art & Historya book conversation with Kalia Nelson, Ellyn Toscano, & Deborah Willis

October 22, Tuesday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

SCA, 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor

Kalia Nelson, African American & African Diaspora Studies, Columbia University

Ellyn Toscano, Programming, Patnerships, & Community Engagement, New York University in Brooklyn

Deborah Willis, Photography & Imaging, New York University

Join us for lively presentations and conversation from some of the dynamic editors and contributors of the recently published volume Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History, edited by Deborah Willis, Ellyn Toscano, and Kalia Nelson. 

The essays in this book chart how women’s profound and turbulent experiences of migration have been articulated in writing, photography, art and film. The volume offers a wide range of migratory events from women’s perspectives, covering the Caribbean Diaspora, refugees and slavery through the various lenses of politics and war, love and family. 

The contributors, which include academics and artists, offer both personal and critical points of view on the artistic and historical repositories of these experiences. Selfies, motherhood, violence and Hollywood all feature in this substantial treasure-trove of women’s joy and suffering, disaster and delight, place, memory and identity.

Refreshments and music will be served!


For more information about this event, please contact the NYU Institute of African American Affairs.


The event is hosted and supported by the NYU Institute of African American Affairs, and supported by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute, the Department of Art & Public Policy, Tisch School of the Arts, the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.