Dr. Andrea L. May of the Department of American Studies and the Women's Studies Program at UNM, examines Janelle Monáe’s ‘Emotion Picture’ Dirty Computer (2018) with an eye towards situating her cultural and political significance as an artist, activist, and performer enacting Aspirational Futures in the Black Diaspora. This lecture is part of the New Mexico Black Leadership Councils celebration of Black History known as DECADES: Past, Present, and Future. The discussion is introduced by Kindra Hill, Senior Special Projects Manager for the New Mexico Black Leadership Council and moderated by Dr. Finnie Coleman, Associate Professor of American Literary Studies and Faculty Senate President, University of New Mexico.
Mays, Andrea L.. "Unbought and Unbossed: Janelle Monae’s Productive Performances at the Intersections of Black Political Consciousness, Black Materiality, and Afro-Futurism." (2021). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/black-history/20