The Wende Museum is pleased to offer Sasha Razor as the next guest in the series “The Political Mandate of the Arts” this coming Wednesday. She is not only a great scholar, curator, journalist, public intellectual and wonderful speaker but also a dear friend: Sasha Razor. Sasha teaches in both the Germanic and Slavic Studies and the Film and Media Studies departments of UC Santa Barbara. Her research interests include avant-garde cinema and literature, Belarusian and Ukrainian culture, decolonial movements, diaspora studies, activism, visual arts, and women’s studies.
Razor is also the co-founder of the Russophone Los Angeles Research Collective, which promotes the study of Russophone migration to Southern California. She is currently curating a digital archive of Belarusian Contemporary Art at the University of Michigan Library and working on her first book dedicated to Belarusian protest textiles. Razor serves on the advisory board of the Belarusian Council for Culture.
Wednesday, September 27, 4:15 p.m. PDT
The format is a 45-minute interview followed by 15 minutes Q&A with the viewers on Zoom Webinar.