The Black Metropolis Research Consortium will host their 2nd annual Women's Herstory Month Program, Women's Herstory: A Conversation about Black Feminism, Black Queer Women and the Arts. We will hear from Dr. Misty DeBerry, is a 2016 BMRC Fellow whose areas of expertise are Black Feminist Thought, Performance Theory, Queer of Color Critique, Debt/Indebtedness, Performance Art & Practice, Transformative Justice. Dr. DeBerry is on faculty at Dartmouth College as Senior Lecturer, Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and also as Artist-in-Residence, Consortium for the Study of Race, Migration and Sexuality. Their BMRC research project was titled The Black Feminist Avant-Garde and Socially Engaged Art in Chicago, 1930s-1950s. Dr. DeBerry's forthcoming book, based on her doctoral dissertation is In Due Time: Performance and the Psychic Life of Black Debt.
In conversation with Dr. DeBerry is Grace Gipson, Ph.D., a 2020-21 BMRC Fellow and Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Gipson is a Black future feminist/pop culture scholar whose research explores Black popular culture, digital humanities, representations of race and gender within comic books, Afrofuturism, and race and new media.