Ecologies of Black Femme Sociality: Notes on Art, Beauty and Performance

Wednesday 15th June

qUCL is please to welcome Jade Bentil for this in-person only event.


How might Black women and transfeminine people’s adventures with pleasure, sex and glamour be understood as an art form? What might beauty as a method offer to those living in a space of containment?

In a series of extracts from Jade Bentil’s forthcoming book, Rebel Citizen, Jade explores the lives of Black women and femmes living in 1970s and 1980s London and the everyday modes of resistance that they cultivated to imagine a radically different world from the de facto segregated realities of twentieth-century Britain.

This in-person only event will be followed by a short reception; please register to attend.

About the Speaker

Jade Bentil is a Black feminist historian and DPhil researcher at University of Oxford. Jade’s scholarship uses oral history methodologies to centre the experiences of women of African and African-Caribbean descent in Britain and their long history of feminist activism. Jade’s debut book, REBEL CITIZEN, uses oral history interviews to explore the lived experiences of Black women who migrated to Britain following the Second World War and is forthcoming from Allen Lane.

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