African and African American Studies, with a primary field in History of Art and Architecture
Christina Knight is a doctoral candidate in Harvard’s Department of African and African American Studies with a primary field in History of Art and Architecture. The recipient of numerous grants for graduate study, she is currently a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow. She received her BA with honors from Stanford University in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities in 2005. Research interests include the connection between embodied practices and identity, the relationship between race and the visual field, and the queer imaginary. Her dissertation focuses on representations of the Middle Passage in contemporary American visual art and performance. She is also a playwright, and is currently working with her sister on a performance adaptation of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth that combines drag culture, Haitian funereal imagery and house music. She splits her time between Oakland and Brooklyn.