Linette Park is a postdoctoral fellow in the African American Studies Department at Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining Penn State, she was the Thurgood Marshall Fellow in the African and African American Studies Program at Dartmouth College. She received her Ph.D. in the Culture and Theory Program from the University of California, Irvine and holds an MA from the Aesthetics and Politics Program at CalArts. She is a fellow at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, a member of the Emerging Scholars in Political Theology Network, and the editor of a special issue on Black resistance that is forthcoming with the journal, Diacritics: A Review of Contemporary Criticism.
Dr. Park’s research areas include anti-Black violence, lynching, policing, and imprisonment of which she situates at the intersections of Black Studies, Critical Theory, Psychoanalysis, Philosophy of Law, and Visual Culture Studies. Of note is her piece “Poetics Against,” published by the Haunt Journal of Art, as well as her work Afropessimism and Futures of … : A Conversation with Frank Wilderson, published by The Black Scholar. She is currently preparing her first book monograph, Shadows Before the Sun: A Psychic and Cultural History of Anti-Black Policing and Lynching. She is the editor of a special issue on Black resistance that will be out with the journal, Diacritics: A Review of Contemporary Criticism.
WHAP! is proud to host Linette Park as a respondent to Calvin L. Warren, Associate Professor of African American Studies, on “Being Blacked Out/Blacking Out Being: Nihilistic Considerations” November 6th, 2020 for our Fall 2020 lecture series. Catch WHAP! on Youtube, Fridays at 4:30 PDT, at tiny.cc/2020whap.