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Lynne Foote

MSt Student in U.S. History
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Lynne Foote is a MSt student in U.S. History after graduating from Columbia University in American Studies. She is currently researching the white patronage of Harry T. Burleigh, an African American classically trained translator and performer of the Negro spiritual for consumption within the white church and composer of the art song spiritual for performance in “high culture” spheres. Her interest is how white patronage both shapes and constrains artistic cultural production and how black artists/intellectuals find contingency under patronage and perform resistance within white spaces.

Additionally, she has researched the history and policy of the American criminal justice system doing work on prison labor strikes and the legislative foundations of the carceral state.

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