Karo Moret-Miranda - Tracing the black feminine body through art

Image: Kara Walker, A Subtlety / Marvellous Sugar Baby, 2014.

Join us for a presentation by Karo Moret-Miranda, Jean Monnet Scholar/Associate Lecturer at the Australian National University School of History

Tracing the black feminine body through art: The Afro-Atlantic stories that helped build the Modern World

Dr Karo Moret-Miranda is an Afro-Cuban historian, early research academic and lecturer in History at the Australian National University, specialising in African studies and African diaspora studies, focusing on race, religion, and gender issues. She is also interested in the influence and borrowings of African and Afro-Caribbean culture on Western thought and culture, and vice versa. Karo now works on the change generated by the slave trade and slavery in accommodation of Gender and Religions in the Caribbean and Africa from an interdisciplinary perspective. The research that she carries out within medieval studies is focused on the performativity of the body, with special attention to the diversity of bodies, ethnicities, deformities and monsters. She is interested in establishing conversations between text and image about the body, detecting the synesthesia between how the body is represented and how it is narrated/called/described. Karo’s doctoral research received funding from the Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR Barcelona, 2016-2019). In addition to publishing articles and academic chapters and working on her thesis book, she continues to collaborate with European institutions and museums.

Sir Roland Wilson Building Theatrette

Room 2.02, ground floor, 120 McCoy Circuit, Acton 2601

Those who can't attend in person, can join via Zoom: https://anu.zoom.us/j/85040251751?pwd=RDlGbDVxNmpTUW9TVzdYQXUyVkhyUT09

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