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This dissertation examines the depiction of the migrant body in contemporary works of migrant art made by migrant artists across a spectrum of forms (paintings, sculptures, audio installation, fiction, etc.) Each artwork, seen as a ‘return-of-the-gaze’ that interrogates how the migrant is perceived by the societal, institutional, and migrant-self gaze, produces moments of contact between spectators and the migrant narrative, thus facilitating, for the former, a nuanced understanding of the latter.
Akella, Shastri, "COMMUNITY OF PATHOS: RESISTANCE THROUGH REPRESENTATION IN MIGRANT ART" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations. 1982.