Colonial Americas Workshop - “Madwomen on the Slave Ship: Reproduction and Racial Capitalism”

Colonial Americas Workshop
Event date: 
March 5, 2020 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Speaker(s): 
Jennifer L. Morgan
New York University
Seminar Series: 
Colonial Americas Workshop
Co-Sponsored by: 
Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Program in American Studies
Audience: 
Public

“Madwomen on the Slave Ship: Reproduction and Racial Capitalism”

Jennifer Morgan, New York University

 


For a copy of the pre-circulated paper, email Blake Grindon at bgrindon@princeton.edu.


Jennifer L. Morgan is Professor of History in the department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University where she also serves as Chair.  She is the author of Laboring Women: Gender and Reproduction in the Making of New World Slavery (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004) and the co-editor of Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in America (University of Illinois Press, 2016).  Her research examines the intersections of gender and race in in the Black Atlantic world.  Her most recent journal articles include “Accounting for ‘The Most Excruciating Torment’: Trans-Atlantic Passages” in History of the Present and “Archives and Histories of Racial Capitalism” in Social Text.  In addition to her archival work as an historian, Morgan has published a range of essays on race, gender, and the process of “doing history,” most notably “Experiencing Black Feminism” in Deborah Gray White’s edited volume Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower (2007). She is currently at work on a project that considers colonial numeracy, racism and the rise of the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in the seventeenth-century English Atlantic world tentatively entitled “Accounting for the Women in Slavery.”  Morgan teaches courses on the history of slavery, on race and reproduction, and on the comparative feminist theory and praxis.  

Contact: 
Blake Grindon
Area of Interest: 
Colonialism & Post Colonialism
Gender & Sexuality
Slavery
Region: 
United States
Period: 
15th & 16th Centuries
17th & 18th Centuries