Rana A. Hogarth (University of Illinois, Urbana), “Deliberate Acts and Desperate Measures: (Mis)Perceptions of Dirt Eating on Jamaican Plantations” (Race and Slavery in the Atlantic World)

Event time: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Gordon Parks Seminar Room 201 See map
81 Wall Street
Event description: 

Rana A. Hogarth focuses on the medical and scientific constructions of race during the era of slavery and beyond. Her first book, Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780-1840, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2017. In it, she examine how white physicians “medicalized” blackness— a term she uses to describe the process by which white physicians defined blackness as a medically  significant marker of difference in slave societies of the American Atlantic.