“Pleasure and Violence in Black Women’s History: Hannah Mary Tabbs’s Story”

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kaprielian Hall (KAP), 445
3620 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089

SPEAKER:  Kali Gross

BIO:  Kali Nicole Gross is Professor of African American Studies at Wesleyan University.  She is author of the award-winning book, Colored Amazons: Crime, Violence and Black Women in the City of Brotherly Love, 1880-1910, and the newly released, Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America.  Dr. Gross's writing frequently explores how historical legacies of race, gender, and justice shape mass incarceration today.  Dr. Gross has been featured on C-SPAN2/Book TV, NPR, and a number of radio and television programs internationally and domestically. Her short essays and opinion pieces have been featured in BBC News, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Root, Warscapes, Ebony, Truthout, New Black Man (In Exile), The American Prospect, and Jet.

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop


University Park Campus

American Studies and Ethnicity
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