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Dreamers. Dreams and Tall Tales: Malaga and Maine’s “Unspoken” History with Dr. Myron Beasley–Canceled
March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Myron M. Beasley is an Associate Professor of American Studies at Bates College. His critical ethnographic research includes exploring the intersection of cultural politics, material culture, and social change. Drawing from his work on the topic of Malaga Island, he will interrogate the cultural politics of the historical narrative. Why might some narratives persist and others remain hidden or erased from the historical record?
Beasley has been awarded fellowships and grants by the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Whiting Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and most recently the Ruth Landes Award from the Reed Foundation. His ethnographic writing about Africana Cultural Politics, Contemporary Art, Material Culture and cultural engagement has appeared in many academic journals including Text and Performance Quarterly, Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, The Journal of Poverty, Museum & Social Issues, The Journal of Curatorial Studies, Food and Foodways, and Performance Research. His food film/installation ritual/feast (of his ethnography is Brazil) has appeared in UMMI and Paris film festivals. His recent curatorial projects include The Ghetto Biennale (Haiti), CAAR Paris 7 (France), and Dak’art (Senegal).