Title: After the end of the world: Black radical alterity and the decolonizing of space and time in the speculative and the fantastic
Supervisor: Manthia Diawara
Jasper Lauderdale is a doctoral candidate and adjunct assistant professor in cinema studies at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, where he studies race, gender, sexuality, and temporality in radical speculative art, with particular emphasis on reparative hermeneutics, the supernatural body, the surreal, and the liberatory transformation of given materials. He holds an MA in film studies and international relations from the University of St Andrews and an MA and MPhil in cinema studies from Tisch. Jasper trained as a documentary filmmaker and editor at Appalshop in Whitesburg, Kentucky, and his work for such artists as Lydie Diakhaté, Manthia Diawara, Amie Siegel, and David Hammons has appeared at the 56th Venice Biennale, the 23rd New York African Film Festival at Lincoln Center, Dia:Chelsea, and Dak’art 2018. He has published in Synoptique and The Routledge Handbook of Remix Studies and Digital Humanities, with articles forthcoming in Black Camera and Screen Bodies, and has taught courses on film history, feminist media, cinematic bodies, and vampire culture at Brooklyn College, Hunter College, and NYU.