Dr. Mary Trent

Mary Trent is an assistant professor at the College of Charleston and a specialist in American and African American Art and Visual Culture. She teaches courses in American Art, African American Art, and the History of Photography. Her research focuses on issues of identity in visual culture, including ways marginalized figures have used art and media to critique dominant visual norms and better visualize their own experiences. She has a special interest in how individuals from diverse backgrounds have used domestic, vernacular album-making practices to gain agency in the visualization of themselves and their worlds.