Faculty Fellows' Lunch Featuring Estelle Freedman
Estelle Freedman: "Redefining Rape: Historical Perspectives on the Politics of Sexual Violence"
Drawing from her recent book Redefining Rape, Professor Freedman will provide historical perspective on the role of sexual violence in constructing citizenship in U.S. history. Her talk highlights the mixed results of efforts by women's rights and racial justice advocates in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to challenge the archetypes of the pure white female victim and the black male stranger rapist.
Estelle Freedman is Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History.