Hiding in Plain Sight: Black Women the Law and the Making of a White Argentine Republic

  • Thursday, March 25, 2021 • 6:00 pm
  • Virtual Meeting on Zoom

Professor Erika Denise Edwards, University of North Carolina-Charlotte

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM AT WASHU
ZOOM LECTURE SERIES ON RACE AND ETHNICITY

[Co-Sponsored by the Dean of Arts and Sciences; and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos].

This presentation is a gendered analysis of black invisibility in Argentina. It focuses on Black and African descended women who actively partook in the construction of racial identities during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Focused on the household and intimate relationships that ensued, Edwards argues, that Black and African descended concubines, wives, mothers, and daughters are central to understanding the making of a white Argentine nation.

Erika Denise Edwards is an associate professor of Latin American History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Edwards’ research focuses on black experience in Argentina. She has recently published the book Hiding in Plain Sight: Black Women, the Law, and the Making of a White Argentine Republic which is a gendered analysis of black erasure in Argentina.  It has won the Association of Black Women Historians 2020 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize and named one of best Black Perspectives Black history book in 2020. Edwards’ research advocates for a re-learning of Argentina’s black past and the origins of anti-blackness. She has been quoted and consulted by The New York Review of Books, the New York Times, and La Voz del Interior.

Zoom lecture link :https://wustl.zoom.us/j/99061180690?pwd=YjRzMVhEZVU1aEoyVmhQWWV2bk45QT09

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