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Seth Garfield, Director GAR 1.104, Mailcode B7000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3261

Workshop: "Hurricane Season," by Leslie M. Harris, Emory University

Mon, December 9, 2013 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM • GAR 4.100


Leslie M. Harris
, IHS Fellow, Associate Professor of History at Emory University, and Winship Distinguished Research Professor in the Humanities, 2011-2014, is the author of In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863 (University of Chicago Press, 2003).  She is currently the principal investigator for the New Orleans After Katrina project and her research interests focus on pre-civil war African-American Labor and Social History, History and Historiography of U.S. Slavery; Urban History, Southern History, and the History of Women and Gender. In November 2011, Professor Harris co-convened the groundbreaking "Sexuality & Slavery: Exposing the History of Enslaved People in the Americas" conference with Professor Daina Ramey Berry, UT Austin.

Of her workshop paper, Dr. Harris writes: "My book project 'Leaving New Orleans' uses the Katrina years as a way to interrogate the history of my family and of the city of New Orleans.  This paper is the opening chapter of the book, which focuses on my family's history in the city from 1800 to the eve of Katrina."

Professor Harris’ faculty profile:
http://history.emory.edu/home/people/faculty/harris.html

Responder:
Shirley E. Thompson, Associate Professor,
Department of American Studies and Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, UT Austin
http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/aads/faculty/st1992

Free and open to the public. RSVP required. To RSVP and receive a copy of the pre-circulated please email Courtney Meador by 9 a.m., Friday, Dec. 6.

Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History


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