Atesede R. Makonnen


Dr. Atesede Makonnen investigates the impact of racialized visuality on British culture at the turn of the nineteenth century, exploring how the approaching end of slavery sparked new consideration and wariness of black subjects and gave birth to persistent forms of anti-blackness centered on the concept and act of seeing. This work has received support from organizations including The American Trust for the British Library, The New York Public Library, and the Folger Shakespeare Library and her work has been published in Studies in RomanticismEuropean Romantic ReviewSymbiosis, The Keats-Shelley Journal, and Victorian Studies.