PYNK: Black Femme in Slavery’s Archive| April 30 – May 1

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PYNK: Black Femme in Slavery’s Archive | April 30 – May 1,2019

The Sex and Slavery Lab’s closing event

Please RSVP to jmj@jhu.edu if you are interested in joining us for the graduate student colloquium to receive the pre-circulated papers.

What are black womanhood, black femme, and black queer & trans* labors in the context of slavery, empire, and colonialism? How does slavery studies investigate race, gender, and sexuality, while attending to the ways the feminine operates with and beyond the body, over time and space? PYNK explores black femme and African diaspora femininity in slavery’s archive. In our discussions, the black feminine is the lens of investigation. Join us.

April 30, 2019

12:00 – 1:30 pm | Gilman 388
Sapphire and Sandra Bland: Violence, Imagery, and the Embodied Legibility of Black Women
Dr. Jessica Millward
Associate Professor, History
University of California – Irvine
(co-sponsored by the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion)

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Gilman 308
Sex and Slavery Lab x Geminar
Graduate Student Research Colloquium (Private Event – RSVP by emailing jmj@jhu.edu)

4:30 pm – 7:00 pm | Gilman 388
Black Femme History & Poetics: A Conversation
Derrais Carter, Assistant Professor of Black Studies, Portland State College
Vanessa Holden, Assistant Professor of History, University of Kentucky
Omise’eke Tinsley, Associate Professor of African & African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin

May 1, 2019

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Gilman 388
The Color Pynk: Janelle Monáe, Janet Mock, and Black Femme Futures
Omise’eke Tinsley
Associate Professor of African & African Diaspora Studies
University of Texas at Austin
(co-sponsored by the Program in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies)

Sex and Slavery Lab Members: Emma Bilski, Emily Clark, Lauren Feldman, Thomas Keegan, Maya Koretzky, Brooke Lansing, Francisco Perez Marsilla, Samanda Robinson, Greg Smaldone, and Christina Thomas, as well as members at large Jilene Chua, Ayah Nurridin, and Vincenza Mazzeo.

Many thanks to the Department of History, the Center for Africana Studies, the Program in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion for co-sponsoring this event. Special thank you to Brooke Lansing, Kanita Tavares, and Alex Kwon for organizational support.