FEBRUARY 6, 2020 - I Ain't Sorry: Beyoncé, Serena, and Hegemonic Hierarchies in Lemonade

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre is pleased to present:

I Ain't Sorry: Beyoncé, Serena, and Hegemonic Hierarchies in Lemonade

This presentation is inspired by the article she wrote for the Journal of Popular Music and Society and deals with neoliberal and biopolitical representations of blackness and black femininity in Beyonce's Lemonade."

Thursday, February 6, 2020
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Human Rights Research and Education Centre
FAUTEUX Hall | FTX570
(57 Louis-Pasteur Private, University of Ottawa)

All are welcome. | Light refreshments provided.
RSVP: HRREC@uOttawa.ca


Speaker:

  • Sarah OLUTOLA | Graduate, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University; Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Fellow 2018-2019, Human Rights Research and Education Centre, uOttawa

Sarah Olutola is a graduate of the department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University. She is also the 2018-2019 Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Fellow and ongoing member of Ottawa University’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre. Her current research concerns youth culture, representations of race in popular media culture, postcolonialism and global capitalism.

Working, at times, as a sessional instructor in McMaster University’s department of English and Cultural Studies, she has edited special issues and published articles in peer-reviewed journals such Safundi, Popular Music and Society, and Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture and Social Justice. As an emerging Canadian fiction writer, she also continues to write and publish novel-length children’s fiction for a global market.


Presentation by Sarah Olutola
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