Wallace-Sanders to give virtual presentation on 'Framing Shadows'


Kimberly Wallace-Sanders

Oxford College welcomes Kimberly Wallace-Sanders for a virtual presentation on "Framing Shadows, Framing Silences: African Americans in Domestic Portraiture" on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Wallace-Sanders, associate professor of American studies and African American studies at Emory, curated a "Framing Shadows" exhibition of about 20 photos from the 1840s to the 1920s that is currently on display in the Oxford College Library after being at Emory’s Woodruff Library. The exhibition encourages visitors to consider the lives of African American women, young girls, and men who spent years raising the children of white families.

View a digital version of the exhibition online

Wallace-Sanders received her BA in English from Oberlin College, her MFA in English and creative writing from Brown University, and her PhD in American studies from Boston University. Her research and teaching specialties are 19th Century American and African American Women’s Literature; Ethnic Stereotypes in Visual and Material Culture; Representations of Race and The Female Body; Race, Gender and Visual Culture; African American Photography and Portraiture; Race, Gender and the American South; and The Black Female Body, Beauty and American Culture. She is a recipient of Emory’s 2014-15 Associate Professor Completion award.

This is an Oxford Studies event presented by the Lyceum Committee. This event is open to all faculty, staff, and students at Emory University.

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View a special feature article on the exhibit

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