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Emily Na

Emily Na is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of American Culture at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the contemporary memory of slavery through literature, visual culture, and museums. Her dissertation, currently titled “Beyond the Plantation Fixation: Public Sites of Slavery and Their Rival Geographies,” is an interdisciplinary inquiry into the relationship between fictional narratives of slavery and public plantation sites. She is excited to bring her background in the history of slavery and issues of redress to this project on the collective recognition of the university’s harm toward Filipino collections. Emily’s work has been featured in the James Baldwin Review and online with Public Books.

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