Slavery and Anti-Slavery in Gran Colombia I The Work of Citizenship in Postemancipation Colombia

Slavery and Anti-Slavery in Gran Colombia I The Work of Citizenship in Postemancipation Colombia

Thursday, 2 June 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Venue: 
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford
Speaker(s): 
Marcela Echeverri, University of Yale
Jason McGraw, Indiana University Bloomington
Convenor: 
Eduardo Posada-Carbo
Series: 
Latin American History Seminar

Marcela Echeverri is assistant professor of Latin American history and MacMillan Research Fellow at Yale University. She is the author of “‘Enraged to the Limit of Despair’: Infanticide and Slave Judicial Strategies in Barbacoas, 1789-1798,” Slavery & Abolition 30, no. 3 (2009): 403-26; “Popular Royalists, Empire, and Politics in Southwestern New Granada, 1809-1819,” Hispanic American Historical Review 91, no. 2 (2011): 237-69; “Race, Citizenship, and the Cádiz Constitution in Popayán (New Granada),” in The Rise of Constitutional Government in the Iberian Atlantic World: The Impact of the Cádiz Constitution of 1812, edited by Scott Eastman and Natalia Sobrevilla Perea (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2015), 91-110; and Indian and Slave Royalists in the Age of Revolutions: Reform, Revolution, and Royalism in the Northern Andes, 1780-1825 (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Jason McGraw is assistant professor at Indiana University Bloomington.  He is the author of “Purificar la nación: eugenesia, higiene y renovación moral-racial de la periferia del Caribe colombiano, 1900-1930,” Revista de Estudios Sociales 27 (Agosto, 2007).  His book The Work of Recognition.  Caribbean Colombia and the Postemancipation Struggle for Citizenship was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2014, and was awarded the 2015 Michael Jiménez Prize, Colombia Section, Latin American Studies Association.