Depictions of Decolonization

Digital image analysis project to trace representations of anti-colonialism, 2017-Present

This project grew out of my dissertation research and my realization that I was not utilizing a lot of the images in the newspapers and magazines I was studying. With this project, I am trying to use digital image analysis methods to trace how the symbolism of anti-colonization shifted throughout my period of study. I’m particularly interested in exploring which photographs traveled across anti-colonial media networks, and images were used to represent shifting political agendas.

You can read more about my initial foray into these methods in my post of my SHAFR 2017 conference talk.