Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Department of Anthropology Colloquim Series: Moving Mountains and Liberating Dialogues: My Life as a Black Feminist Archaeologist




MOVING MOUNTAINS AND LIBERATING DIALOGUES: MY LIFE AS A BLACK FEMINIST ARCHAEOLOGIST
03/24/2016 - 4:00pm
Whitehall Classroom Building Rm. 102

Dr. Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The works of African descendant women describing our own experiences has always been the most reliable source for my developing a coherent theoretical dialogue about women in captivity and beyond. Black Feminist Archaeology, therefore, demonstrates through an analysis of the material past a method to positively enhance the texture and depth of how we understand the experiences of captive African peoples and further creates an archaeology that can be directly linked to the larger quest for social and political justice.

The UK Graduate School and the Department of Anthropology 2015/2016 Colloquium Series are pleased to announce our next colloquium, and, in addition to the talk, these events with Dr. Battle-Baptiste: 

  • Lunch with graduate students (pizza will be provided) on Thursday, March 24,12-1:30, in Lafferty Hall, Rm. 104  - if you plan to attend and have not contacted Carol, please do so by 4pm today. 
  • Lunch with faculty on Friday, March 25, 11-12:30, in Lafferty Hall, Rm. 104