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NYU Trailblazer Series – Recovering Hidden Knowledge: Untold Stories of the Black Experience with Prof. Jacqueline Bishop

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 10:00 AM until 11:00 AMEastern Standard Time

As dialogues around race and racial justice take center stage, critical questions arise, and/or are being re-articulated or refined: How does one ‘talk back’ to dominant narratives? How to counter absence and erasure? How do researches and others counter insufficiency of current archives and fill in the gaps of historical knowledge? This session will explore methods, knowledges and ways of being necessary to recovering hidden knowledge and untold stories within, among and about the black experience to get at historical and other knowledge --- oral histories, interviews, and material culture. The session will talk through why traditional methods are insufficient in providing a more full and complete story of the black experience while centering methodologies which broaden and add to the narratives and archives of the black experience.

Jacqueline Bishop is Clinical Associate Professor of Liberal Studies and an award-winning writer and visual artist born and raised in Jamaica, who now lives between Miami and New York City. She has twice been awarded Fulbright Fellowships, including a year-long grant to Morocco; her work exhibits widely in North America, Europe and North Africa. Bishop's books include a novel, The River’s Song; two collections of poems, Fauna and Snapshots from Istanbul; an art book entitled Writers Who Paint, Painters Who Write: 3 Three Jamaican Artists; and The Gymnast and Other Positions, a collection of short stories, essays and interviews. The Gymnast and Other Positions won the nonfiction category of the 2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. The Gift of Music and Song: Interviews with Jamaican Women Writers is her most recent publication.

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