Monica Miller will give the Fall 2017 Distinguished Lecture in History & Literature.
Monica Miller is Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies at Barnard College, specializing in African-American and American literature and cultural studies. Her research interests include twentieth- and twenty-first-century African-American literature, film, and contemporary art; contemporary literature and cultural studies of the black diaspora; performance studies; and intersectional studies of race, gender, and sexuality.
Her book, Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity, received the 2010 William Sanders Scarborough Prize for the best book in African American literature and culture from the Modern Language Association, and it was shortlisted for the 2010 Modernist Studies Association book prize. She is currently at work on a new project, Blackness, Swedish Style: Race, Diaspora, and Belonging in Contemporary Sweden.