New Course: The Iconography of the African Diaspora

Black IconographyCan photos of one black American man posed in the tradition of Greek art change the world’s views of beauty and blackness?  How did the image of one man dunking a basketball become a commodity representing black athleticism and its relationship to capitalism across the globe? How did the exhibition of one woman’s body lead to both a fashion industry and a stereotype that has survived centuries?

If these questions peak your interest, be sure to check out Professor Lia Bascomb’s new Fall 2014 course “The Iconography of the African Diaspora,” offered on Tuesday’s and Thursdays from 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM.

For more information, see the attached flyer and contact Professor Bascomb at