Olivia K. Young

Olivia Young

Olivia K. Young

Doctoral Candidate

E: oliviakyoung@berkeley.edu


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 dissertation foregrounds notions of distortion within the work of black female artists from the onset of feminist art movements of the 1960s. Her research takes seriously the interplay of visual registers with other sensory modalities and the role of performance in staging and re-staging social reality. Prior to her doctoral studies she earned her Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies and Sociology from Emory University.