[Blackstudies-l] Dr. Leigh-Anne Francis, a talk entitled “Bad Little Black Girls”: African American Women, Mass Incarceration and the Remaking of White Supremacy.”

Emilye Crosby crosby at geneseo.edu
Wed Sep 30 14:32:29 EDT 2015


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> Dear Friends,
> The History Department at the College at Brockport, SUNY is pleased to announce this year’s Sig and Nadine Synnestvedt Memorial Lecture on Thursday, October 8th at 7:30pm in McCue Auditorium, Liberal Arts Building. We hope you can join us!
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>  Dr. Leigh-Anne Francis, Assistant Professor at The College of New Jersey and a College at Brockport M.A. History grad, will be giving a talk entitled “Bad Little Black Girls”: African American Women, Mass Incarceration and the Remaking of White Supremacy.”
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>  Dr. Francis’ talk analyzes the intersections of gender, race and class by exploring crime and punishment, labor and community, through the lens of black women’s experiences in early twentieth century New York. Dr. Francis demonstrates that racist-sexist judicial, media, and activist discourses, discriminatory policing, and the criminalization of impoverished black females’ survival strategies resulted in the over-representation of black women and girls in prison. She argues that the prison system, a matrix of warehouses for the poor and a site of racialized sexual terror, was and is not a cure for social ills but rather a manifestation of the disease of white supremacy.
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>  Dr. Leigh-Anne Francis (Assistant Professor in African American Studies and Women and Gender Studies at The College of New Jersey), holds a Ph.D. in United States and African  American History from Rutgers University, an M.A. in U.S. and World History from the College at Brockport, and a B.F.A. in Painting and Illustration from RIT. As a Rutgers University graduate student, she was a volunteer instructor at Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility for Men in New Jersey.  When she is not teaching, researching, or writing, she enjoys spending time with her spouse, Jenny, and their one-year old twin sons, Rustin and Langston.
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>  Attendance and Parking: No registration is required for attending this event. Free parking is available on campus after 7pm. For any questions, please contact Teri Rombaut (trombaut (at) brockport.edu/TEL 585-395-2377) or Takashi Nishiyama (tnishiya (at) brockport.edu)
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