F986 Fall 2018 Lynching Photography and Representations of Racial Violence in the United States
Monday, 9:40–11:05, Oct. 22
Instructor: LaNitra Berger
Coordinator: Martha Powers
This course will discuss how lynching photography and representations of lynching in American art provide historical information and context for racial violence in the United States. We will also discuss how these images are viewed in contemporary society.
LaNitra M. Berger
is director of fellowships in the Honors College at George Mason University. She studies the artistic intersections between the African and Jewish diasporas. Berger is the author of the book chapter “Women’s Role in Mob Violence: Lynchings and Abu Ghraib.” in the book One of the Guys: Women as Aggressors and Torturers.
She earned her BA in art and international relations from Stanford and her MA and PhD in art history from Duke.