Talithia LeFlouria, Ph.D., will be the guest speaker for the 2017 SLU Bridge Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in Boileau Hall.
LeFlouria will present "Black Women and Girls in the U.S. (In)Justice System: Historical and Contemporary Struggles."
The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
About the talk:
Talitha LeFlouria, Ph.D., is associate professor of African American Studies in the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. She specializes in the study of working-class black women and incarceration in the post-Civil War South. She is the author of “Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South” (UNC Press, 2015), winner of the 2016 Darlene Clark Hine Award from the Organization of American Historians and the 2016 Philip Taft Labor History Award from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations & Labor and Working-Class History Association.
“Chained in Silence” also earned her the 2016 Malcolm Bell, Jr. and Muriel Barrow Bell Award from the Georgia Historical Society, the 2015 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians' (First) Book Prize, and the 2015 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize from the Association of Black Women Historians. LeFlouria’s research and commentary on black women and convict labor was featured in the Sundance award-nominated documentary, “Slavery by Another Name.” Her work has also been profiled in Ms. Magazine, The Nation, Huffington Post, For Harriet and Colorblind Magazine.
Department of Women's and Gender Studies, African American Studies Program, Department of History, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and the SLU Office for Diversity and Community Engagement.