Visual Cultures Workshop | "Not Everyone is a Hero": The Role of the Western in Contemporary Understanding of Black Gender Norms


Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, B043 (View on map )

Poster for Visual Cultures Workshop

As a genre, the Western film has traditionally focused on defining the American frontier, masculinity, heroism, law and order, and good and evil. Despite the genre’s historical popularity across Africa and its diaspora, scholarship has been limited on its impact on Black fan cultures and how Black and African filmmakers have engaged with the conventions of the American Western. This workshop will explore recent post-Western films by Black and African filmmakers as historical texts to examine black gender norms across various geographical spaces.

Debora Rogo is a Kenyan attorney and human rights advocate. She received her J.D. from Washington University and the St. Louis School of Law and her B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Peace Studies & History at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and a Kellogg Institute Doctoral Fellow. Join us as we welcome her for the third installment of our Visual Cultures Workshop! 


This event is free to attend and open to ND faculty, staff, and students.

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