Kiana Green: "Nobody Knows Her Name"

Kiana Green

Nobody Knows Her Name

February 5, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Paresky 114 Meeting Room

Kiana Green photoKiana Green completed her B.A. in American Studies with a minor in Africana Studies at Williams College (2007). As an undergraduate, she was a recipient of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship (2005–2007). She worked on two projects as an undergraduate, “Redefining the Promised Land: The Politics of 20th Century Black American Poetics, Identity, and Language,” and “Black, Word!: An Exploration of Linguistic Hegemony in the United States.” While at Williams Ms. Green was active in QSU, BSU, Gospel Choir and the Jazz ensemble.

She spent one year in the English graduate program at USC before transferring over to American Studies and Ethnicity. Her research interests include, African American Women’s History, Literature and Film, Black Queer Studies, Theories of Power and Violence, Feminist Theory and Cultural Studies. She is currently working on a project examining Black gender transgressive women and violence. Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley and Dr. Jack Halberstam serve as her advisors.

On February 3rd in Goodrich Hall Ms. Green will host an open-mic at 9 PM.

USC College Department of American Studies and Ethnicity

A New Way of Life Reentry Project

Critical Resistance

Post-presentation forum on Kiana Green

February 5, 2009 at 2:15 PM at Paresky 114 Meeting Room

Hosts: Katarzyna Pieprzak, Assistant Professor of Francophone Literature, French Language, and Comparative Literature; Neil Roberts, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Faculty Affiliate in Political Science