Critical Encounters Series: Crystal Feimster “‘Plying Her Advocation’: Finding Clarinda Tackert Rasure (aka Julia Dean) in Civil War Archives”

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 11:45am to 1:15pm

Crystal Feimster is Associate Professor of African American Studies and American Studies at Yale University. Feimster’s academic focus is racial and sexual violence; currently, she is completing a project on rape during the American Civil War. Her book, Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching, focuses on two women journalists: Ida B. Wells, who campaigned against lynching, and Rebecca Latimer Felton, who urged white men to prove their manhood by lynching black men accused of raping white women.
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CRITICAL ENCOUNTERS highlights new scholarship in the field of American Studies, bringing together Yale faculty and graduate students as well as other scholars and artists to present work in progress and promote interdisciplinary conversations around the diverse aspects of the American experience locally, nationally, and globally.