Colonial Americas Workshop - "Slavery, Emotions, and Gender"

Colonial Americas Workshop
Event date: 
March 5, 2019 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Sasha Turner
Quinnipiac University
Seminar Series: 
Colonial Americas Workshop
Co-Sponsored by: 
Program in American Studies and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies

"Slavery, Emotions, and Gender"

Sasha Turner, Quinnipiac University

For more information this workshop, email Shelby Sinclair at Shelby M. Sinclair

Sasha Turner is the author of Contested Bodies: Pregnancy, Childrearing, and Slavery in Jamaica, which examines the struggles for control over biological reproduction and how central childbearing was to the organization of plantation work, the care of slaves, and the development of their culture. She completed a PhD at Cambridge University and is Associate Professor of History at Quinnipiac University where she teaches courses on the Caribbean and the African Diaspora, women, piracy, colonialism, and slavery. Her research on gender, race, and the body, and women, children, and emotions has been published in the Journal of Women’s History, Slavery and Abolition, and Caribbean Studies and has been supported by Rutgers University Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Studies Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis African and African American Studies Fellowship, and the Richards Civil War Era Center and Africana Research Center Fellowship at the Pennsylvania State University. She is currently conducting research on her new book project, tentatively titled, Slavery, Emotions, and Gendered Power.

Area of Interest: 
Colonialism & Post Colonialism
Gender & Sexuality
North America
15th & 16th Centuries
17th & 18th Centuries