Mar. 13: Jenifer Barclay

Part of: Haas Institute's Research to Impact Series

Date: March 6, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm -1:30pm
Location: Women's Faculty Club Lounge, UC Berkeley

Organized with the Haas Institute Disability Studies Cluster

About the Speaker

Jenifer L. Barclay received her Ph.D. in history (2011) from Michigan State University, spending two years as a pre-doctoral fellow at the University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies (2009–2011). She also held a postdoctoral fellowship (2011–12) in African American studies at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

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 both 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 is under contract with the University of Illinois Press and will appear in the cutting-edge book series Disability Histories.