Professor Saidiya Hartman to Speak at the University of Arizona

6 to 7 p.m., April 3, 2014

A Serial Biography of the Wayward

Thursday, April 3, 2014, 6-7pm

Center for Creative Photography (on the UofA campus, 1030 N. Olive Road)

Reception immediately following  


Saidiya Hartman is a professor at Columbia University, specializing in African American literature and cultural history. Her pathbreaking works include Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-making in Nineteenth Century America (

Oxford University Press, 1997) and Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007). She is on the editorial board of the journal Callaloo, and has been a Fullbright, Rockefeller, Whitney Oastes, and University of California President's Fellow. In 2007 she was the recipient of the Narrative Prize from Narrative Magazine, and the Gustav Myers Award for Human Rights.

Co-sponsored by UA Africana Studies Program.