LAURA WEXLER, Yale University

Laura Wexler is professor of American studies, professor of film & media studies, and professor of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Yale. She is founding director of Yale’s Photographic Memory Workshop, and principal investigator of the Photogrammar Project, a web-based interactive research system for visualizing the more than 170,000 photographs created by the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information, 1935-1945. Her scholarship centers upon intersections of race, gender, sexuality, class, and nation within the visual culture of the U.S. from the 19th century to the present. She is the author of the prize-winning Tender Violence, coauthor of Pregnant Pictures, and coeditor of Interpretation and the Holocaust. She is currently working on a monograph about race and gender in American visual culture, as well as a collection of essays on family photograph albums in post-conflict societies. She is a former fellow of Columbia University’s Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference.


Thur-Fri, Nov. 10-11
     Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

Thur-Fri, Feb. 9-10
     Illinois Wesleyan U., Bloomington

Thur-Fri, March 30-31
     Wabash C., Crawfordsville, IN

Thur-Fri, Oct. 5-6
    Lawrence U., Appleton, WI

Thur-Fri, Nov. 9-10
    Ohio Wesleyan U., Delaware, OH

Thur-Fri, March 8-9
     University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Tues-Wed, March 20-21 
     University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA


Seeing the FSA:  Photogrammar Remixes the Documentary Photography of the Great Depression

Frederick Douglass:  On Photography

The "Maze" and "The Merge:"  Where Empire Meets Photography

View a complete list of Wexler's public lecture topics/classroom discussion subjects.

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