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Stephanie M.H. Camp Lecture: Sharla Fett
Stephanie M.H. Camp Lecture: Sharla Fett
WhenWednesday, May 27, 2020, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Campus locationAllen Library (ALB)
Campus roomPeterson Room, Allen Library, Room 485
Event typesLectures/Seminars

The 2020 Stephanie M.H. Camp Lecture: Dr. Sharla Fett

Sharla M. Fett is Professor of History at Occidental College in Los Angeles, working in the fields of nineteenth-century Atlantic World slavery, the antebellum U.S. South, and race, gender & health. She is the author of Working Cures: Healing, Health and Power on Southern Slave Plantations (2002) and Recaptured Africans: Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade (2017), both with University of North Carolina Press. She has also published in the journal Slavery and Abolition (2009) and has essays in New Studies in the History of American Slavery, edited by Stephanie Camp and Edward Baptist (2006), and Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade, edited by Ana Lucia Araujo (2010). 

This lecture was established to honor the memory of our beloved colleague, Stephanie M.H. Camp, who was the Donald W. Logan Family Endowed Chair in American History, and the author of the award-winning book Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South (2004). Before her untimely death in 2014, Professor Camp was writing a book about race and beauty. Her work remains a powerful influence on the fields of race, gender, and slavery in and beyond American history. This lecture is made possible by the generous
contributions to the Stephanie Camp Lecture Fund for the History of Race and Gender.

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