New Directions in Art History Lecture - Jasmine Nichole Cobb, “New Growth: The Art and Texture of Black Hair after Emancipation”
Apr 29, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Jasmine Nichole Cobb is the Bacca Foundation Associate Professor of African & African American Studies and of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, as well as a co-director of the “From Slavery to Freedom” (FS2F) Franklin Humanities Lab, at Duke University. A scholar of black cultural production and visual representation, Cobb is the author of two monographs, Picture Freedom: Remaking Black Visuality in the Early Nineteenth Century (NYUP 2015) and New Growth: The Art and Texture of Black Hair after Emancipation, forthcoming on Duke University Press. She is the editor for African American Literature in Transition, 1800-1830 (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and has written essays for Camera Obscura, Public Culture, MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, and American Literary History.
Cobb earned a PhD from the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, as well as a graduate certificate in Africana Studies. Prior to Duke, she served on the faculty at Northwestern University, and held fellowships through the Africana Research Center, Pennsylvania State University and the American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW).