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Lizette London (She/Her)Ph.D. Student (2023 Cohort)

Lizette London (she/her) is an Afro-Pinay Black feminist visual artist and first-year doctoral student in African American Studies at Emory University. Working at the nexus of Black Feminist Thought, Black Queer Studies, and Black Visual Cultures, Lizette seeks to complicate notions of the major Black artistic movements of the 20th and 21st centuries by tracing a new set of genealogies within the visual arts canon. Her work explores the artistic, intellectual, and political practices of Black Queer women image-makers and writers through themes such as self/portraiture, visual literacy, literary theory, and cultural production.

Before Emory, Lizette earned an M.A. in Black Feminist Visual Arts and Culture from the NYU School of Individualized Study, where she was awarded the e. Frances White Award for her artistic and scholarly achievements, and a B.A. in Comparative Women’s Studies from Spelman College.

Aside from her studies, Lizette enjoys collaborating with other artists to produce independent films, host community art events, and facilitate workshops through her growing artist-maker space, The Lavandula Project – a Black Feminist Visual Arts and Literary Collective & Digital Resource Garden.