Connaught New Researcher Award

The Connaught Fund
2019 - 2020

As the largest internal university research funding program in Canada, the Connaught Fund supports the University of Toronto’s graduate students, early-career researchers, interdisciplinary teams, and innovators to meet the challenges facing our global society.

Professor Cramer's work focuses on the aesthetics of blackness and popular culture. She is currently writing a book on hip-hop visual culture and black spatial practice. She has published on a wide variety of "art objects" including, the videos from Jay-Z’s 4:44, Peter Eisenman’s architectural designs, and Meghan Markle’s wedding. She is also a founding member of liquid blackness, a research project on blackness and aesthetics, and is the co-Editor of liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies.

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