African American Women: Subsistence in Blackness Through Dress

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Blackness Through Dress
Spring 2023
Taught By: Luciana Scrutchen
Section: A

CRN: 13213

Credits: 3

This course examines the history of African American women’s subsistence ethos as it has been sustained and curated through dress as a reaction to systematic barriers. Through historical and material culture, this course will investigate African American women’s aesthetic practices as influencers and makers in response to institutional racist-sexism during the Jim Crow era through the present context of dressing for the corporation, purposefully obfuscated by the privilege of choice. This course will also examine queer African American cis and transwomen’s, and non-binary African American people’s dress aesthetic as cultural resistance and a provocation for hate violence. Black subsistence in the penal system will also be explored as an identity and cultural preservation practice through dress within a system designed to strip identity and the impulse to resist authority.

Open to: all university graduate students and undergraduates at the junior and senior level.

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 13

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:16am EDT 3/22/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/10/2023