Olivia K Young
 
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Olivia K. Young is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of African Diaspora Studies at The University of California, Berkeley with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender and Sexuality. 

Her work contends with multi-sensory representations of the black female body within contemporary, visual and performance art from the onset of the black feminist art movements of the 1960s.

Her dissertation contributes to the growing body of work addressing the historical erasure of black feminist art from art history scholarship.  Accentuating the visual as an overdetermined constituent of visuality, she argues black feminist artists rely on repeating motifs of malleability to disorder the visual and relocate attention instead to non-visual sensory modalities.