Elaine R. Dodge Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University

Miriam J. Petty is the Elaine R. Dodge Postdoctoral Fellow at Rutgers University’s Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience. She studies the politics of African American representation as well as film history, and worked as a coordinator for the Atlanta exhibit “Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America.” She is currently revising her dissertation, “‘Doubtful Glory’: 1930s Hollywood and the African American Actor as Star,” an examination of the screen images of Louise Beavers, Lincoln “Stepin Fetchit” Perry, Paul Robeson, and Fredi Washington.

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