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Moving Mountains and Liberating Dialogues: My Life as a Black Feminist Archaeologist

Whitehall Classroom Bldg Rm. 102
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s):
Dr. Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The works of African descendant women describing our own experiences has always been the most reliable source for my developing a coherent theoretical dialogue about women in captivity and beyond. Black Feminist Archaeology, therefore, demonstrates through an analysis of the material past a method to positively enhance the texture and depth of how we understand the experiences of captive African peoples and further creates an archaeology that can be directly linked to the larger quest for social and political justice.