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Professor Sarah Haley '01 No Mercy Here: Black Women and Punishment in U.S. History on February 6, 2018

UCLA Professor Sarah Haley '01 presents a talk, No Mercy Here: Black Women and Punishment in U.S. History on Tuesday, February 6 at 7:00 pm in Taylor Hall, Room 203.  The event is free and open to the public.

Sarah Haley is Associate Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at UCLA and Associate Director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Women.  After graduating from Vassar College she worked as a paralegal with the New York office of the Federal Public Defender before earning her PhD in African American Studies and American Studies. She has also worked as a labor organizer with UNITE-HERE.

Her book, No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity, examines the lives of imprisoned women in the U.S. South from the 1870s to the 1930s and the role of the carceral state in shaping cultural logics of race and gender under Jim Crow. No Mercy Here has received recognition in the fields of women’s and gender studies, American Studies, African American studies, and history.  No Mercy will be on sale at the lecture.

This event is sponsored by Africana Studies, Political Science, Women Studies and American Studies Departments.

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Vassar College is a coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, January 31, 2018