Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 PM
Event Oval, Diana Center
3009 Broadway @ 117th St.
Drawing on her work about slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, luminary legal historian Annette Gordon-Reed will discuss the way law influences the portrayal of enslaved women and their families. Annette Gordon-Reed is the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School, and a Professor of History at Harvard University. She received the 2008 National Book Award and the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in History for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. She is also the author of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy, among other titles. Her honors include the National Humanities Medal, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur Fellowship. This year’s lecture is in honor of Barnard Professor of History (and longtime BCRW Advisory Board member), Herbert Sloan, author of Principle and Interest: Thomas Jefferson and the Problem of Debt.
Draper Faculty Fellow Emma Heaney will be giving a lecture on Tuesday, February 10 at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality:
Half-Sisters, Radical Queens, Lesbian Separatists, & Non-Men: Second Wave Trans Feminism
a lecture by Emma Heaney
February 10, Tuesday
6:30 to 8 pm
Emma Heaney, Draper Program, New York University
Respondent: Margaux L. Kristjansson, Anthropology, Columbia University
This talk moves off from archival documents of trans feminist political thought and struggle in the 1970s to suggest how trans feminist thought and practice — both “then and now” — can clarify two points that stalled 1970s feminist projects: (1) how can we be liberated “as women” when it is precisely the historical content of “woman” we seek to escape, and (2) can woman operate as a political category when women’s experiences are so vastly different according to race, class, and cis versus trans experience? Rather than a queer transcendence of the term “woman,” trans feminism of the 70s and today teaches that the violent enforcement of womanhood on cis women and the violent prohibition of this identity from male assigned at birth people are the twinned processes that produce the revolutionary collectivity that fights back against misogynist violence.
Humanities Initiative Conference Room
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
This event is free & open to the public. Venue is wheelchair accessible.
For more information about this event, please contact the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at 212-992-9540 or csgs(at)nyu.edu.