Unseeing Empire and Cinema Studies: A Conversation with Bakirathi Mani and Patricia White

Event Date: Friday, April 30 - 3:00 pm
Unseeing Empire and Cinema Studies


Unseeing Empire and Cinema Studies: A Conversation with Bakirathi Mani and Patricia White -  April 30, 2021 from 3-4 p.m.

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Dear Cinema Community,
What does it mean when diasporic communities demand greater visibility and representation?

The School of Cinema is delighted to welcome Professor Bakirathi Mani and Professor Patricia White, two brilliant scholars, to speak on issues of representing racialized communities in photography and in cinema.

Register in advance for what will be an engaging discussion on race and representation!

Bakirathi Mani is Professor in the Department of English Literature and Coordinator of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Swarthmore College. She is a scholar of Asian American Studies, Postcolonial Studies, and Transnational Feminist/Queer Studies, and is also a curator of South Asian diasporic visual cultures.
Patricia White is Professor and Chair of Film and Media Studies at Swarthmore College. She is an interdisciplinary scholar, teacher, and advocate for feminist and queer film and media. With Timothy Corrigan, she co-wrote the widely adopted introductory film textbook The Film Experience.

They will discuss Professor Mani's new book UNSEEING EMPIRE: Photography, Representation, South Asian America (2020), relating those ideas to the work of cinema studies. Professor Elizabeth Ramierez-Soto (SFState University's Cinema) will be in conversation with the both of them.

Lastly, we would like to thank the design team who created the advertisements for this event. They are Jade Foronda, Tenzin Ngodup, Althea Marin Santos, Aysun Senyaz, Ashley Gass.
DJ, 1st Year M.F.A, SF State University Cinema
Event Organizer and Assistant to Director Celine Shimizu