May 3, 2018 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Resistance to slavery was the cutting edge of the Age of Revolution. These scholars are rewriting that history, from slave resistance at sea to Jamaican women’s self-emancipation and international abolitionism.
Sowande’ Mustakeem is an assistant professor in the Department of History and the African and African American Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Elon University after completing an independent major in African-American studies. She received her master’s degree in African-American and African studies at The Ohio State University in 2002 and earned her doctorate in comparative black history from Michigan State University in 2008.
Manisha Sinha is a professor and the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History. She was born in India and received her Ph.D. from Columbia University where her dissertation was nominated for the Bancroft Prize. She was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal, the highest honor bestowed on faculty and received the Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award in Recognition of Outstanding Graduate Teaching and Advising from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she taught for over twenty years. Her recent book The Slave’s Cause was featured as the Editor’s Choice of the New York Times Book Review. Her first book, The Counterrevolution of Slavery, was named one of the ten best books on slavery in Politico in 2015.
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 Ph.D. 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 have been published in Journal of Women’s History,
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037
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