Kaplan Memorial Lecture

Dr. Marisa J. Fuentes, "The Unrelenting Archive"


It is our great pleasure to announce that Dr. Marisa J. Fuentes, Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University, will be the speaker for the History Department's annual Kaplan lecture on Friday, April 19 at 12-1:30pm in the Golkin Room in Houston Hall. Dr. Fuentes’ lecture is entitled "The Unrelenting Archive."

Dr. Fuentes' scholarship brings together critical historiography, historical geography, and black feminist theory to examine gender, sexuality, and slavery in the early modern Atlantic World. She is the author of Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive, which won both the Barbara T. Christian Best Humanities Book Prize and the Berkshires Conference of Women’s Historians First Book Prize. Dr. Fuentes' work interrogates the archive and its historical production to challenge the methods and categories by which historians have analyzed slavery in the Atlantic World, in addition to engaging with larger questions of violence, agency, and gender that will appeal to many of our research interests.


Kaplan Memorial Lecture Archive