Research & Publications

SOFTENING THE LINES:The Decolonial Turn of the Black Panther newspaper

Kunstlicht
October 2022
Will be published end of October

This article focuses on the BPP newspaper called the Black Panther Black Community News Service (Black Panther) which was a (bi-)weekly printed newspaper between 1967-1982. This article analyses two front and back covers from 1970-71 which illustrates the turning point in the party’s ideology. This turning point is examined through a decolonial lens with theories from author, feminist and social activist bell hooks, anti-colonial psychiatrist and philosopher Franz Fanon, and philosopher and semiotician Walter Mignolo.

Dissertation Kingston University
September 2022
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What is ‘curatorial activism’ inside and outside an arts institution and how can it question and perhaps even create resistance to the dominant production of knowledge within modern society?

VU Art & Culture 
January 2022
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A blogpost about my thesis on the Black Panther newspaper. It details how I conducted my research and how I established my topic.

Thesis Vrije Universiteit
June 2021
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To what extent does the graphic design in the Black Panther Black Community News Service from 1969 to 1972 represent a decolonial aesthetics consistent with emergent forms of Black Liberation in the U.S. in the 20th century?

Graduation Project AMFI
June 2015
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Created a new magazine concept with the theme of the first issue being ‘Gender’. I’ve produced the whole magazine and have written several articles, produced photo shoots and created the graphic design.