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LAPA Seminar with Greta LaFleur: “Sexual Violence and the State: A Racial History of Legal Castration"

Sep 16, 2019 04:30PM to 06:00PM
Wallace Hall
300 Wallace Hall


Open to the Public
Greta LaFleur, Director of Graduate Studies, Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University; 2019-20 Member, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study

The Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA)’s seminar format encourages attendees to familiarize themselves with the paper in advance. The author will open the session by summarizing the main themes in the paper and presenting some topics for discussion. Moderated Q&A follows.

Copies of the seminar paper are typically available about 10 days before the event, during regular business hours, at the LAPA Offices on the 3rd floor of Wallace Hall.

Greta LaFleur is Associate Professor American Studies; Director of Graduate Studies, Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. Her research and teaching focus on early North American literary and cultural studies, the history of science, the history of race, the history and historiography of sexuality, and queer studies. Her first book, The Natural History of Sexuality in Early America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018), brings together the history of sexuality and early environmental studies to explore how sexual behaviors were understood in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world. She is currently at work on a new book project on the relationship of cultural and legal responses to sexual violence to the history of sexuality. She is also the editor (with Kyla Schuller) of a special issue of American Quarterly, organized around the theme of “Origins of Biopolitics in the Americas” (forthcoming Sept. 2019). 


More information: Contact Judi Rivkin, jrivkin@princeton.edu