Mercy Romero: “Still Life: Black Radical Movement and Courtroom Drawings, 1971”

Mercy Romero: “Still Life: Black Radical Movement and Courtroom Drawings, 1971”

Professor Romero’s research includes post-1964 African American and trans-American literatures and literary history, poverty, memory, and cultural history. She is currently working on a manuscript, Wonder’s Collapse: Art at the Intersection of Embodiment and Sociality. Her talk thinks about drawing and history, and the practice and crisis of black radical movement.

Mercy Romero, UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Feminist Studies, UCSC

Courtroom sketch by Robert Templeton.