Women's History Seminars

Reproducing Race in the Early Americas

Boston Seminar Series on the History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

This roundtable will use the body as a frame for examining racial formation in the Caribbean and United States from the 18th century to the present. The presenters will meditate on biological reproduction in relation to citizenship and subjecthood, labor and economy, medical and scientific knowledge, and representations of blackness in popular culture.


Rhae Lynn Barnes, Princeton University

Deirdre Cooper Owens, Queens College

Sasha Turner, Quinnipiac University


Nicole N. Aljoe, Northeastern University

The Boston Seminar Series on the History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality—cosponsored by the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—offers scholars and students an opportunity to discuss new research on any aspect of the history of women and gender in the United States, without chronological limitation.

To RSVP and for more information: e-mail seminars@masshist.org or call (617) 646-0579.

Registered participants may access the papers online at the Massachusetts Historical Society website.