Virtual Talk by PhD student Justin D. Wright


Location: via Zoom

The Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience and the Department of Anthropology are hosting Justin D. Wright for a virtual talk on Wednesday, April 13 at 3:00pm. You're invited to join us.
Justin D. Wright (They/Them/Their) is a sociocultural anthropologist, performance studies scholar, theater artist, and performance poet. In both their scholarly and artistic pursuits, Wright is concerned with notions of national and cultural memories, death and life studies, transgenerational traumas, Black grief and joy, and Black and Black-queer identity-making. Their work seeks to understand how Black people might craft through that pain, grief, and trauma something breathtakingly beautiful—and from that beauty, freedom, joy, and liberation. Wright was the 2020–2021 poet-in-residence at SAPIENS and their poem “The Cookout (and All Other Manners of Heavenly Black Things)” was a finalist for the Best of the Net Anthology 2022. Follow them on Twitter @jd_thewright. Wright will present a talk entitled "Necrographic Divination: The Practices & Poetics of Black Queer Ethnography, Necromancy, & Community Care."
This is the last in a series of four talks this academic year that align with Professor Tracie Canada's "Black Ethnographers" course in Anthropology. This visit, supported by the Initiative on Race and Resilience, will be hosted via Zoom and is open to all.