Susana Vargas Cervantes
writes, researches and teaches.
Her research mines the connections between gender, sexuality, class and skin tonalities to reconceptualize pigmentocracy. She is the author of the book
The Little Old Lady Killer
: The Sensationalized Crimes of Mexico's First Female Serial Killer
(NYU Press, 2019) and
(Editorial RM, 2015). She is currently a Fulbright Visiting Fellow at Columbia University.
︎ The Little Old Lady Killer
NYU Press, 2019
Editorial RM, 2015
Aprehendiendo al delincuente
Stan Firm inna Inglan
En Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni
Lo que se ve no se pregunta
Mesas de Diálogo
︎ Queering curatorial practices
Seven to Eleven dreams
︎ A life in a liminal space
Stan Firm inna Inglan: Black Diaspora in London, 1960-70s
BP Spotlight Display
Display curated by Elena Crippa, Allison Thompson and Susana Vargas
NOV.2016 - AUTUMN.2017
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This display brings together for the first time recently acquired works by eight photographers, gifted by Eric and Louise Franck. The photographs by Raphael Albert, Bandele ‘Tex’ Ajetunmobi, James Barnor, Colin Jones, Neil Kenlock, Dennis Morris, Syd Shelton and Al Vandenberg focus on those who travelled from the Caribbean and West Africa to live in London, documenting their joy, self-empowerment and desire to belong to British society, as well as the racial tension and exclusion that defined these communities in the capital. The title of the display is taken from the poem It Dread inna Inglan by UK-based Jamaican-British poet Linton Kwesi Johnson.