The Ohio State University at Newark

Ohio State Newark Assistant Professor to Discuss Artistic Representations of Migrant Suffering

December 30, 2021

In response to the legal, political and exploitative media representations that have contributed to the criminalization and racialization of migrants as a threat, artists and curators try to generate empathy for undocumented migrants.

Víctor Espinosa, PhD, assistant professor of sociology at The Ohio State University at Newark, will discuss this response in his presentation: Contemporary Art and Migration: The Politics of Visibility and Artistic Representations of Migrant Suffering, during an upcoming Faculty Talks Outside the Box. Espinosa will also examine the sense of urgency of contemporary artists and curators to document and represent experiences of migrant suffering.

The talk will be held virtually on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at noon, via Zoom.
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If you require an accommodation to participate fully, please contact Holly Mason at Requests should be made as soon as possible but no later than January 12. Requests will be accepted beyond that date, and every effort to provide a needed accommodation will be made.

During Faculty Talks Outside the Box, Ohio State Newark professors discuss recent research in their fields as it relates to our community and answer questions. All talks are free and open to the public.