Graduate Student Bios

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Tracey Johnson
Current Research: African American History

Tracey Johnson is a fourth-year doctoral student focusing on the visual dimension of the Black Arts Movement in New York City. Her dissertation “Carving Out A Space For Themselves: Black Artists During the Long Black Freedom Struggle,” investigates how black artist activists created alternative spaces of arts institutionalization when mainstream museums and galleries refused to include their work. She places their efforts in conversation with the civil rights and black power movements. Tracey graduated with a B.A. in history from The College of William & Mary in 2014.