On February 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Bryant Hall 209, UMSRG and the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History, will be hosting Professor Marisa Fuentes for a #Year400 Lecture Series talk about “Refuse Bodies, Disposable Lives: A History of the Human and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.”
Fuentes is Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies and History and Presidential Term Chair in African American History, 2017-2022. Her scholarship brings together critical historiography, historical geography, and black feminist theory to examine gender, sexuality, and slavery in the early modern Atlantic World. Fuentes’ book, Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive, won the Barbara T. Christian Best Humanities Book Prize and the Berkshires Conference of Women’s Historians First Book Prize, and the Association of Black Women Historians Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Award. She has also been a key player in efforts at Rutgers University to uncover the university’s historical ties to slavery and the slave trade, as well as chart the experiences of people of color on campus.