Yasmine Espert

Last updated: October 3, 2022

Yasmine Espert is Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual Art & Art History at York University and an editor for Seen, a journal published by BlackStar Projects. Her publications on film, photography and the African Diaspora include “Listening to Revolution” for Artpress, “Can Photography Be Decolonial?” for Public Books, as well as a creative essay on sovereignty for Spectator, and an article on Black British film for Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art. Other work is published by the Studio Museum in Harlem and Oxford University Press. Her research is supported by ACLS, Union Theological Seminary, the University of Michigan, Fulbright, and others. She was a research associate at the University of Michigan Museum of Art and the University of Illinois, Chicago (Bridge to Faculty). She received a doctorate in art history from Columbia University. 

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Stages of Transformation

This expansive new digital resource brings together artists and creative communities from across so-called Canada to explore the imperatives of abolition movements and their applications to our work in the theatre sector.