The Department of African and African American Studies is hosting a Black History Month lecture with Saidiya Hartman.
Hartman, Ph.D., is a professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University. She is the author of Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth Century America, and Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route and most recently, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval.
In 2019, Hartman was awarded the prestigious MacArthur fellowship, widely known as the “genius grant,” for her work as a literary scholar and cultural historian.
Lecture will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
Free and open to the public. RSVP is strongly recommended.
This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.