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Description: Panelists investigate how domestic labor has been historically thought about in literature and visual culture, in order to contextualize recent work and debates such as domestic worker’s rights, migration, and the crisis of care. What are some of the historical genres in which housework and domestic workers have been represented? How have artists engaging with the topic addressed the problem of invisibilized forms of labor through formal concerns in their works?


Veronica Brownstone, U of Pennsylvania

Marcelo Carosi, Hamilton C

Amy Sara Carroll, New School

Ana Sabau, U of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Alejandra Vela, New York U


Laura Torres-Rodriguez, New York U