Engendering Captivity by Sarah Haley
Lunch will be served. Space is limited to 25 people. RSVP to Jennifer Loessy at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space at the talk.
Location: Stanhope Hall 201
Date/Time: 03/31/11 at 12:00 pm - 01/13/11 at 1:20 pm
This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. Space is limited to 25 people. RSVP to Jennifer Loessy at email@example.com to reserve your space at the talk.
Dr. Haley will discuss her work on black women and punishment, incorporating archival material from comparative southern contexts as well as her forthcoming manuscript, "Engendering Captivity: Black Women and Convict Labor, 1865-1938." "Engendering Captivity" is an interdisciplinary social and cultural history of imprisoned women’s experiences in southern convict labor systems during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This project investigates the significance of the black female subject to the formation of Jim Crow modernity by using the penal regime as a lens through which to interrogate the institutionalization of gendered racial terror and the racial construction of gendered subject positions during the development of Jim Crow.
Department: Center for African American Studies