February 16, 2018 12:00 PM to 1:00 PMUptown Campus
On Friday, February 16, join us in welcoming Bonnie A. Lucero, a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Law and Society at Newcomb College Institute, for a talk entitled, A Fatal Example for Slavery: Pregnancy, Race, and Legal Status in Late Colonial Cuba. Her research centers on the intersections of race and gender in Latin America, especially Cuba. She is co-editor of Voices of Crime: Constructing and Contesting Social Control in Modern Latin America. She is the author of two forthcoming monographs. Her first book, Revolutionary Masculinity and Racial Inequality: Gendering War and Politics in Central Cuba, 1895-1902, explores the ways Cuban soldiers employed ideas of masculinity to negotiate racial inequality at the turn of the twentieth century. Her second monograph, Geographies of Privilege and Power: A History of Racial Segregation in Cuban City (University of Alabama Press, forthcoming, 2018) examines the experiences of men and women of African descent in Cienfuegos, a city founded as a white colony, during the long nineteenth century. Her original scholarship also appears in journals and edited volumes in English and Spanish. Her new project, tentatively titled Malthusian Practices: A History of Pregnancy, Abortion, and Infanticide in Cuba since Colonial Times, examines how laws regulating women‘s reproduction historically perpetuated gender-specific forms of racial inequality since the eighteenth century. A native of Richmond, California, she earned her Ph.D. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013.
The lecture includes a free lunch and is open to the public.