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Lecture and Discussion with Shatema Threadcraft

Dr. Shatema Threadcraft will touch on segments of her new book, The Labors of Resurrection: Black Women, Necromancy and Morrisonian Democracy, which examines the phenomenon of Black Femicide as well as how Ida B. Wells, Mamie Till Bradley, Clementine Barfield, Barbara Smith and Margaret Prescod have confronted disproportionate premature Black death and made transformative democratic interventions regarding those deaths.

Lecture and discussion will be moderated by Dr. Katerina Traut, SNF Paideia Post-Doctoral Fellow.

This event will be in person on Thursday, April,18 from 4:30-6:30pm.
Location: Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, 133 South 36th Street, The Forum (Room 250), Philadelphia.

Dr. Shatema Threadcraft is an Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, Philosophy and Political Science at Vanderbilt University and a 2023-24 Laurance S. Rockefeller Faculty Fellow at the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University. She is the author of Intimate Justice: The Black Female Body and the Body Politic, winner of the National Women’s Studies Association’s 2017 Sara A. Whaley Award for the best book on women and labor, the 2017 W.E.B. Du Bois Distinguished Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists and the 2017 Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association’s Race, Ethnicity and Politics Organized Section (Best Book in Race and Political Theory).

Presented by The Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy; Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Penn; Penn Arts & Sciences Africana Studies; SNF Paideia Program, and Penn Political Theory Workshop.