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Join us for a conversation with Dr. C. Riley Snorton, assistant professor of Africana Studies and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Cornell University. Dr. Snorton will address how photographs and archives can erase or make visible bodies and identities. His work looks specifically at the intersection of archives, #translivesmatter, and #blacklivesmatter.

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C. Riley Snorton earned his PhD in Communication and Culture, with graduate certificates in Africana Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. He is a recipient of a predoctoral fellowship at the W.E.B. Dubois Institute at Harvard University (2009), a Mellon postdoctoral fellowship at Pomona College (2010), and a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (2015). He has published articles in Black Scholar, the International Journal of Communication, and Society. Snorton's first book, Nobody Is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low (University of Minnesota Press), was released in 2014. He has also been listed as one of “Ten Transgender People You Should Know” by BET.

TOP IMAGE: Courtesy of C. Riley Snorton