Northwestern Events Calendar

Apr
11
2022

Freedom's Captives: Slavery and Gradual Emancipation on the Colombian Black Pacific | A conversation with Yesenia Barragan (Rutgers University)

When: Monday, April 11, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Cindy Pingry   (847) 467-1933

Group: Andean Cultures and Histories Working Group

Co-Sponsor: Latin American and Caribbean Studies
African American Studies Department

Category: Academic

Description:

Yesenia Barragan is a historian of race, slavery, emancipation, and social movements in Colombia, Afro-Latin America, and the African Diaspora in the Americas and an Assistant Professor of Latin American History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Prior to joining the faculty at Rutgers, she was a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Dartmouth College. She is the author of Freedom's Captives: Slavery and Gradual Emancipation on the Colombian Black Pacific (Cambridge, 2021) and Selling Our Death Masks: Cash-for-Gold in the Age of Austerity (Zero, 2014). She is also the Principal Investigator of The Free Womb Project, a multilingual collection of gradual emancipation laws across the Atlantic World, the founder and convener of the Slavery and Freedom Studies Working Group at Rutgers, and is currently an Early Career Faculty Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice at Rutgers.

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