Please join us in Cohen 436 for a faculty works-in-progress seminar featuring Tamara Walker (History /Africana Studies)
Tamara will be sharing her work "Queen of the Congos: Slavery, Gender, and Religious Practice in Late-Colonial Lima, Peru," which focuses on an episode from the nineteenth century, when an enslaved woman in Lima found her role as queen of an African-descent confraternity rescinded on the basis of her legal status. Tamara follows her pursuit of redress through the courts, while also examining the ways in which confraternity membership and their attendant religious practices provided enslaved men and women with viable forms of political participation in Lima.
Marie Elise Escalante (Hispanic Studies) and Anthea Butler (Religious Studies and Africana Studies)
Lunch will be served. Please RSVP below to reserve your lunch and to receive a pre-circulated paper.
We offer an online registration process for seminars, workshops, lectures and conferences where attendance numbers are needed in advance. In these cases, the registration process closes two days prior to each scheduled event. If the signup has closed, it may still be possible to register. Please call the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program at (215) 898-8740 to see if spots are still available.