Geneva, NY-“Deconstructing the Plantation: The Geography of Slavery's Sexual Dynamics” will be the second in the spring lecture series hosted by Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men. Adrienne Davis will offer her presentation at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library, on Pulteney Street, on the HWS campus. A morning seminar discussion will be held at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, February 9, in Room 212, Demarest Hall.
Adrienne Davis is a professor of law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she teaches property, contracts, and feminist and critical race theory. This fall she was visiting professor in the Princeton History Department, and she is a visiting professor at Cornell University School of Law this spring. For six years she served as professor and co-director of the Gender, Work, and Family project at the Washington College of Law at American University. She also serves on the board of the Law & History Review. Her work demonstrates how property and contract law incorporate and influence social norms with regard to race, gender and sexuality in the 19th century.
This lecture is free and open to the public.