Mar. 13: Jenifer Barclay

Jennifer Barclay HeadshotPart of: Othering & Belonging Institute's Research to Impact Series

Date: March 13, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm -1:30pm
Location: Women's Faculty Club Lounge, UC Berkeley

Organized with the Othering & Belonging Institute Disability Studies Cluster

About the Speaker

Jenifer L. Barclay is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) and, from 2013-2019, held the same rank at Washington State University in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies. She received her Ph.D. in history (2011) from Michigan State University and her work has been supported by a pre-fellowship at the University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies (2009–2011) and a postdoctoral fellowship in African American Studies at Case Western Reserve University (2011-12).

Barclay is an associate editor for Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, and her current book project, The Mark of Slavery: The Stigma of Disability, Race, and Gender in Antebellum America, deals with the lived experiences of enslaved people with disabilities as well as the metaphorical, ontological links that antebellum Americans forged between race, gender, and disability as a way to shore up tenuous racial categories and shifting gender relations in the turbulent decades leading up to the Civil War. Her book will appear in the University of Illinois Press’s cutting-edge book series “Disability Histories” in 2020. Barclay has also published several articles and book chapters in journals and collections such as Slavery & AbolitionWomen, Gender, and Families of Color; and The Oxford Handbook on Disability History.