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Emma M. Kennedy

Emma M. Kennedy (she/her) is a doctoral candidate researching the intersection of blackness and indigeneity in the contemporary art practices of Black American and Indigenous artists. Her project explores how artists respond to the histories of slavery, forced re-education, social death of Black and Native subjects, and the ongoing violence of settler colonialism in the Americas and Australia. The project examines a wide range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, and photography. Before joining Northwestern, Kennedy worked in a variety of different positions at The Phillips Collection, The National Museum of African American History and Culture, Aperture magazine, and Prestel Publishing. Kennedy holds a B.A. in Art History from Mount Holyoke College.