Humanities Research Center Fall Lecture Series:
Dr. Jessica Marie Johnson – Dec. 1, 2022
Johns Hopkins University
4:30-6:00 p.m. – College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Event Space, 25 Park Pl. 2nd Floor
“Slavery, Intimate Violence, and Black Women’s Resistance”
Public Lecture with reception to follow.
Support for this event was provided by Georgia Humanities thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, which is part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, as well as by the Amos Family Endowment, Georgia State’s Mellon-funded Intersectionality Collective, and the Center for Studies on Africa and Its Diaspora. For more information, please visit www.GeorgiaHumanities.org.
Jessica Marie Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the Johns Hopkins University and a Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Studies at Harvard University. She is also the Director of LifexCode: Digital Humanities Against Enclosure. Johnson is a historian of Atlantic slavery and the Atlantic African diaspora. She is the author of Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World (University of Pennsylvania Press, August 2020) which won the 2020 Kemper and Leila Williams Prize for Louisiana History, the 2020 Rebel Women Lit Caribbean Readers’ Award, the 2021 Wesley-Logan Best Book in African Diaspora History Prize from the Association of American Historians, and the Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize of the American Studies Association, and was named a “Best Black History Book” of 2020 by Black Perspectives, the publication of the African American Intellectual History Society.
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