Univ of Rochester to Hold Race and Gender Conference

The University of Rochester has announced a two-day conference on April 16 and 17, 2010 to celebrate the launching of a new book series by the University of Rochester Press, &#8220Gender and Race in American History.&#8221 The Conference is free and open to the public. The conference organizers include Carol Faulkner (of Syracuse University), Alison M. Parker (of The College at Brockport, SUNY), and Victoria Wolcott (of the University of Rochester).

Featured Speakers will include:

Deborah Gray White (Rutgers University), &#8220What Women Want: The Racial Paradoxes of Post-Modernity.&#8221

Michelle Mitchell (New York University), title TBA

Meredith Clark-Wiltz, Ph.D. Candidate, History Department, Ohio State University, &#8220Persecuting Black Men, Gendering Jury Service: The Interplay between Race and Gender in the NAACP Jury Service Cases of the 1930s.&#8221

Kendra Taira Field, Assistant Professor, U.C. Riverside, &#8220&#8216-You mean Grandma Brown. Grandpa Brown didn’t have no land.’ Race, Gender, and An Intruder of Color in Indian Territory.&#8221

Rashauna Johnson, Ph.D. Candidate, History Department, NYU, &#8220&#8216-Laissez les bon temps rouler!’ and Other Concealments: Households, Taverns, and Irregular Intimacies in Antebellum New Orleans.&#8221

Michelle Kuhl, Assistant Professor of History, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, &#8220Countable Bodies, Uncountable Crimes: Sexual Assault and the Anti-Lynching Movement.&#8221

Vivian May, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Syracuse University, &#8220Historicizing intersectionality as Theory and Method: Returning to the Work of Anna Julia Cooper.&#8221

Helene Quanquin, Associate Professor, University of Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle, &#8220&#8216-There are Two Great Oceans’: The Slavery Metaphor in the Antebellum Women’s Rights Movement as &#8216-redescription’ of Race and Gender.&#8221

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