Join us for a conversation with Nick Mirzoeff and Olu Jenzen about the recent publication of Nick Mirzoeff’s White Sight: The Visual Politics and Practices of Whiteness (Mirzoeff, 2023).
The conversation will take place on our University of Brighton City Campus. This event is free but registration is required via this link.
Nicholas Mirzoeff is a visual activist, working at the intersection of politics and global/digital visual culture. He is Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. His many books include the best-selling How to See the World (2015) and The Right to Look (2011). His recently published White Sight: Visual Politics and Practices of Whiteness (MIT Press) argues that white supremacy is not only perpetuated by laws and police but also by visual culture and distinctive ways of seeing.
Olu Jenzen is Reader in Media Studies and the Director of the Research Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender. Her research focuses on Digital Culture and Activism, and LGBTQ+ Media Cultures, in particular global visual activism and LGBTQ+ social media youth cultures. She is the co-editor of The Aesthetics of Protest: Global Visual Culture and Communication (AUP, 2020) and a special issue of the Journal of Cultural Analysis and Social Change, on ‘Global Queer and Feminist Visual Activism’ (2022). She has published in journals such as Convergence; Gender, Place and Culture and Social Movement Studies.
Image credit: Claire Fontaine “White Sight” (2022)