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Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule

RCHA Black Bodies Seminar Series Fall 2017

directed by Marisa Fuentes (Women and Gender Studies & History, Rutgers)  and Bayo Holsey (History, Rutgers)

Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings held 10--12:00pm
Rutgers Academic Building, 15 Seminary Place, Room 6051
(lunch will be served following Tuesday morning seminars)

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September 19 – Nelson Maldonado-Torres (Dept. of Latino and Caribbean Studies, Rutgers) – “Outline of Ten Theses on Coloniality and Decoloniality”

September 26 – JB Brager (Graduate Fellow, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers) -- "Ezekiel in the Valley of Dry Bones: Specimens, Skulls, and Returning the Body"


No seminar October 3

10 – Marisa Fuentes (Dept. of History and Dept. of Women and Gender Studies, Rutgers) – “Refuse Bodies, Disposable Lives: The Status of ‘Human’ in the Atlantic Slave Trade”

17 – Marvin Chochotte (Latino and Caribbean Studies Postdoctoral Fellow) – “Making Peasants Chèf: The Tonton Makout Militia and the Moral Politics of Terror in the Haitian Countryside during the Dictatorship of François Duvalier, 1957-1971”

24 – Bayo Holsey (Dept. of History, Rutgers) – “Discipline and Development: Envisioning Neoliberal Landscapes in Ghana”

31 – Kendra Boyd (Scarlet and Black Postdoctoral Fellow) – “Entrepreneurship, Racial Violence, and the Great Migration”


No seminar 

14 – Savannah Shange (RCHA Postdoctoral Fellow) – “Black Girl Opacity: Ethnography and the Ethics of Refusal”

No seminar thanksgiving week (Nov. 21)

28 – Shannon Eaves (Race and Gender Postdoctoral Fellow) – “‘A Sad Epoch’: Enslaved Men and Women’s Articulations of a Culture of Rape and Sexual Exploitation in the Antebellum South”


5 – Kali Gross (Faculty Fellow, Dept. of History, Rutgers) – “Murderess: African American Womanhood, Violence, and Sovereignty”

12 – Poe Johnson (RCHA Postdoctoral Fellow) – “Fandom Violence and the Black Athletic Body”

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