New Voices in Slavery + Freedom Studies: In-Person Book Reception with Yesenia Barragan – Mar. 28, 2022

March 28, 2022 at 4:00-5:30 pm

Location: Hageman Hall
New Brunswick Theological Seminary
35 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ

To register for this in-person event, please fill out the form below.

Join the Slavery + Freedom Studies Working Group to celebrate Dr. Yesenia Barragan’s new book, Freedom’s Captives: Slavery and Gradual Emancipation on the Colombian Black Pacific (Cambridge University Press, 2021). This reception will feature brief remarks from Dr. Camilla Townsend on the contributions of Freedom’s Captives. In addition to recognizing this new publication, we look forward to this event as an opportunity to gather together and socialize among our interdisciplinary group of scholars and graduate students in the working group and beyond.

Hosted by the Slavery + Freedom Studies Working Group at the Scarlet and Black Research Center, sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice.

New Voices in Slavery + Freedom Studies: In-Person Book Talk with Vanessa Holden – Nov. 11, 2021

The Slavery + Freedom Studies Working Group at the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice presents

New Voices in Slavery + Freedom Studies

Thursday, November 11, 4-5:30pm

An in-person book talk with Dr. Vanessa M. Holden (University of Kentucky, RU PhD ’12) on her book Surviving Southampton: African American Women and Resistance in Nat Turner’s Community.

Location: Hageman Hall
New Brunswick Theological Seminary
35 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ

Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice. Co-sponsored by The History Department and the Institute for Research on Women

Yesenia Barragan (History), Nathan Jérémie-Brink (NBTS), and Adam McNeil (History)

New Voices in Slavery + Freedom Studies: Virtual Book Talk with Jessica Marie Johnson – Sep. 23, 2021

The Slavery + Freedom Studies Working Group at the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice presents

New Voices in Slavery + Freedom Studies

Thursday, September 23, 12:00-1:30pm EST

Virtual book talk with Dr. Jessica Marie Johnson (History Department, Johns Hopkins University) on Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World.

Winner of the 2020 Kemper and Leila Williams Prize and Finalist for the 2021 Frederick Douglass Book Prize, Wicked Flesh draws upon archival documents scattered in institutions across three continents, written in multiple languages and largely from the perspective of colonial officials and slave-owning men, to recreate black women’s experiences from coastal Senegal to French Saint-Domingue to Spanish Cuba to the swampy outposts of the Gulf Coast. 

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Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice and co-sponsored by the History Department, Africana Studies Department, French Department, Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies, Black Latinx Americas xLab, and the Institute for Research on Women.

For more information, contact Yesenia.Barragan@rutgers.edu