Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Indolence, Insolence, and Blackness in the Hills

Indolence, Insolence, and Blackness in the Hills poster

Monday, November 8, 2021

12:00pm – 1:30pm

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Part of the CLACS Faculty Lecture Series.

Dixa Ramírez D’Oleo is associate professor of American studies and English. Her research and teaching focus on the literatures and histories of the extended Caribbean, especially the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Her first book, Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the Nineteenth Century to the Present, received the 2019 Barbara Christian Literary Award from the Caribbean Studies Association. Her second book, Blackness in the Hills and the Photographic Negative, is forthcoming from Duke University Press. A third book, a long essay on the ecological turn and the grotesque, is under contract with Cambridge University Press. Her writing has been published in ASAP/Journal, Atlantic Studies, Avidly, The Black Scholar, Comparative Literature, Hyperallergic, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Small Axe, and Social Text. She also serves on the Editorial Committee of Small Axe and the Motherboard of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present.