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Sarah Haley, "The Other(ed) Woman: Criminalization, Gendered Racial Terror, and Jim Crow Punishment"

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sarah Haley, "The Other(ed) Woman: Criminalization, Gendered Racial Terror, and Jim Crow Punishment"
12:30 to 2:00 PM, SBSG 1517

Abstract: This talk will examine black women's experiences in Georgia's southern penal regime in the late 19th and early 20th century, discussing both legal and ideological apparatuses of criminalization as well as the institutionalized violence to which black women were subjected in southern convict camps. Black women's experiences on southern convict lease camps and chain gangs provide a lens through which to understand their broader symbolic and material importance to the development of Jim Crow.

Bio: Sarah received her PhD in African American Studies and American Studies from Yale University in 2010 and was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University's Center for African American Studies from 2010-2011. Over the past several years she has also worked in the labor movement, organizing in the academic and hospitality sectors. Sarah began her position as Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and Ralph J. Bunche Center Faculty Associate in Fall 2011.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Women’s Studies and will be followed by a workshop lead by Prof. Haley for graduate students and faculty interested in black women’s history and the United States carceral system.  Please contact Akhila at aananth@uci.edu for more information and to RSVP for the lecture and workshop.