Marisa Fuentes discusses Barbados, port cities, and slavery with Liz Covart on the podcast Ben Franklin's World: "The histories of early North America and the Caribbean are intimately intertwined. The same European empires we encounter in our study of early America also appear in the Caribbean and the colonies in these respective empires often traded … Continue reading AUDIO: Fuentes on Colonial Port Cities and Slavery | Ben Franklin’s World
This symposium celebrates the 20th anniversary of Saidiya Hartman’s Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America and its impact on studies of Black lives in the past, present, and future. Please join us as we consider the work’s impact within its intergenerational intellectual context and theorize new possibilities for Black life and Black freedom in … Continue reading VIDEO/CONF: Scenes at 20 – Inspirations, Riffs, and Reverberations
Scholars of slavery engage history, archives, Saidiya Hartman, and violence, in a recent History of the Present. From the introduction by Brian Connolly and Marisa Fuentes: "This special issue of the journal asks how the violence of the archives of slavery contributes to the production of a history of our present. What is at stake in … Continue reading ARTICLES: Connolly and Fuentes Co-Edit Special Issue on Archives of Slavery
Marisa Fuentes appeared on Democracy Now to discuss the Rutgers University report on slavery and disenfranchisement: "A sweeping new report reveals ties to slavery and the displacement of the Native Americans at one of the country’s top colleges. The findings about 250-year-old Rutgers University were published in a new book, "Scarlet and Black, Volume 1: … Continue reading VIDEO: Fuentes on Rutgers’ Ties to Slavery & Displacement of Native Americans | @DemocracyNow
Emily Owens and Marisa J. Fuentes in conversation at the African American Intellectual History Society blog: "In this interview, guest blogger Emily A. Owens sits down with Marisa Fuentes to discuss her new book, Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive. The book, which uses archival fragments to bring into focus the lives of … Continue reading Owens Interviews Fuentes on Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive | @AAIHS
"Combining fragmentary sources with interdisciplinary methodologies that include black feminist theory and critical studies of history and slavery, Dispossessed Lives demonstrates how the construction of the archive marked enslaved women's bodies, in life and in death. By vividly recounting enslaved life through the experiences of individual women and illuminating their conditions of confinement through the legal, sexual, and representational power wielded by slave owners, colonial authorities, and the archive, Fuentes challenges the way we write histories of vulnerable and often invisible subjects."
Kevin P. Murphy and Jennifer M. Spear, eds. Historicising Gender and Sexuality. (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011). via Wiley-Blackwell: Historicising Gender and Sexuality features a diverse collection of essays that shed new light on the historical intersections between gender and sexuality across time and space. Demonstrates both the particularities of specific formulations of gender and sexuality … Continue reading CHAPTERS: Fuentes and Newman in Historicising Gender and Sexuality