Hiding in Plain Sight: Black Women and the Making of a White Nation

Thursday, October 1, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

Hiding in Plain Sight

This presentation is a gendered analysis of black invisibility in Argentina. It focuses on Black and African descended women who actively partook in the construction of racial identities during the eighteenth and nineteenth century in Cordoba. Focused on the household and intimate relationships that ensued, Edwards argues that Black and African descended concubines, wives, mothers, and daughters are central to understanding the making of a white Argentine nation.

Erika Denise Edwards is an associate professor of Latin American History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Edwards' research centers on the black experience in Argentina. Edwards' research advocates for a re-learning of Argentina's black past and the origins of  anti-blackness. Her advocacy extends to community engagement where she currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Latin Americans Working for Achievement (LAWA).

Location Information

Zoom Meeting Link: https://gvsu-edu.zoom.us/j/96388272380?pwd=UDZyYjkwR01ER2dLcVRUZUFzcm9QUT09

Contact Information

Area and Global Studies Department


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This event was added to the calendar by Alex Priebe (priebeal@gvsu.edu) on Thursday, September 24, 2020 and was last updated on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 10:32 a.m.