Black Studies Lecture Series with Bettina Judd
Literature Evenings—Fall 2023
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Bettina Judd is an interdisciplinary writer, artist and performer whose research focus is on Black women's creative production and use of visual art, literature, and music to develop feminist thought. Her book Feelin: Creative Practice, Pleasure, and Black Feminist Thought (Northwestern University Press, December 2022) argues that Black women’s creative production is feminist knowledge production produced by registers of affect she calls "feelin." She is currently Associate Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington.
Her poems and essays have appeared in Feminist Studies, Torch, Mythium, Meridians, and other journals and anthologies. Her collection of poems titled patient. which tackles the history of medical experimentation on and display of Black women won the Black Lawrence Press Hudson Book Prize and was released in November of 2014. As a performer she has been invited to perform for audiences within the United States and internationally.
Photo credit: Bettina Judd