Professor to share research on images of black women

By Amanda Carson
September 3, 2009

Dr. Michelle Filling will present “From Angela Davis to Michelle Obama: The Black Female Body Imag(in)ed in Magazines,” on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Filling will present her research on the ever changing representation of black women’s bodies within the media.

She will discuss how black women’s bodies have changed throughout the the past fifty years.

Filling’s lecture will conclude with a discussion.

Attendees will talk about how the media’s treatment of Michelle Obama’s attire and physique has contributed to a long history of images of black women who have shaped beauty culture.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. and last until 7 p.m. in the Mansion Dining Room.

For more information contact Melissa Waters by telephone at 610-902-1061.

Amanda Carson

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