Event Start: 20 Mar 18 at 6:00 pm  |  Event End: 20 Mar 18 at 8:00 pm

‘Lies and Lying’: Mishcon Academy & UCL event


IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing
Wilkins Building, UCL,
Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

The Institute of Advanced Studies is delighted to welcome Professor Christina Sharpe for this talk.

Christina Sharpe is a Professor at Tufts University in the department of English and the programs in Africana and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her second book, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, was published by Duke University Press in November 2016 and was named in The Guardian newspaper and The Walrus as one of the best books of 2016. In the Wake was a finalist for nonfiction for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards. Her first book Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects(2010) was also published by Duke University Press. She is currently completing the critical introduction to the Collected Poems of Dionne Brand (1982-2010) to be published by Duke University Press and she is working on a monograph: Black. Still. Life.  Sharpe has recently contributed essays to the book accompanying Arthur Jafa’s first solo exhibition Love is the Message, The Message is Death, an essay called The Crook of Her Arm to a collection on the work of the artist Martine Syms, an essay on Luke Willis Thompson’s autoportrait (2017), and a brief essay on Emma Amos’s Take One (1985-87).

Book your place here.

This event is part of our collaboration with UCL’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) on the ‘Lies’ Programme. The programme considers the following issues pertinent to the law, our business, our clients and our lives:

  • Technologies of deception and denial, digital developments and the fabrication of facts, fictions, factoids and fibs
  • Alternative facts, post-truth, fake news, double-speak and misrepresentation
  • Ethics and honesty, withholding information and economising with the ‘truth’
  • Veridical evidence, witnessing, perjury, oaths and testimony, lying and the law

Find out more here.