Black Feminist Theory Project Lecture

November 30, 2017

"Race and the Modern Marriage Plot"

Aneeka A. Henderson

Pembroke Center Affiliated Scholar-in-Residence
Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, Amherst College

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
5:30 pm, Pembroke Hall 305

Henderson explores the ways depictions of romance tropes and the marriage plot in a variety of texts negotiate political policies apotheosizing and regulating heterosexual marriage. She suggests the marriage plot in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries is an indispensable mechanism for reassessing and unearthing how black women's bodies and family formation have become increasingly politicized and made public. 

This lecture is given as part of the Pembroke Center's Black Feminist Theory Project, which was established to enhance the visibility and accessibility of black feminist discourse on campus while calling attention to ongoing activism and interventions at the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and public policy.

Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Free and open to the public

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