Join us for our first in-person lunch-conversation of the Spring semester with Elleza Kelley, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and English at Yale University. Elleza works on African American literature, with an emphasis on black geographies and radical spatial practice in the United States. Her current research traces how black spatial knowledge and practice appear in literature and art, particularly through experimentations with form, genre, and media. Elleza’s first book project looks at practices of inscription and mark-making as modes of spatial production, representation, and reinvention. Her second project is on Toni Morrison’s theories of place and geography, which she has written about in Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography. Her other writings may be found in The New Inquiry, Deem Journal, among others.