Saint Louis University

Deirdre Cooper Owens, Ph.D.
Deirdre Cooper Owens, Ph.D.

The second annual SLU Bridge Lecture, which centers the study of Black womanhood in Black History and Women's History Months, will be presented by Deirdre Cooper Owens, Ph.D., at 1 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the Sinquefield Room in DuBourg Hall.

Cooper Owens will discuss "Defining Blackness and Inferiority: An Examination of Nineteenth-Century American Gynecology," which will broaden the current understandings of the role enslaved and poor Irish-immigrant women played as medical subjects in groundbreaking medical surgeries.