Date: November 13, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: 650 Barrows Hall Berkeley, CA — UC Berkeley Campus
About the Talk
REFUSE BODIES, DISPOSABLE LIVES: A HISTORY OF THE HUMAN AND THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE
This talk considers the precarious lives and lingering deaths of what European slave traders called “ refuse” slaves — African captives who were refused at purchase or who survived the Middle Passage but died before they could be sold in Atlantic ports.
In this new project, Fuentes contemplates the conditions of “ refuse slaves” in the archive and the consequences of this category of human to our understanding of capitalism, slavery, histories and theories of the human, and the origins of black disposability.
About the Speaker
Marisa J. Fuentes is an Associate Professor at Rutgers University and a Doctoral Alumna from UC Berkeley.