THE WORK OF ART: Intersections of Race, Sexuality, Gender, and Disability.


During this two-day interdisciplinary conference, sixty-five academics, artists, activists, and hundreds of attendees gathered to discuss art’s contribution to combat social injustices on the intersection of race, sex, gender, and disability.

Together with Holly Lewis, I was one of the main organizers of this event.

All photos copyright Charlie Harless, used with permissions of CJ17 et al.

Find more images of the two-day event on the Critical Juncture’s Facebook webpage.

The two-day conference program:

This event was made possible thanks to the generous help of:

  • Emory Conference Center Subvention Fund, Emory University
  • Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University
  • Center for Faculty Development and Engagement, Emory University
  • Office of the Provost, Emory University
  • Laney Graduate School “New Thinkers, New Leaders” Grant, Emory University
  • Disability Studies Initiative, Emory University
  • James Weldon Johnson Institute: Race and Difference, Emory University
  • Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, Emory University
  • Department of French and Italian, Emory University
  • Department of English, Emory University
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Emory University
  • Institute of Liberal Arts (ILA), Emory University
  • Graduate Division of Biology and Biological Sciences, Emory University
  • Department of Anthropology, Emory University
  • Hightower Speakers Fund, College of Arts and Sciences, Emory University