Professor Sarah Haley Receives 2014-2015 Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty from Woodrow Wilson Foundation

Professor Sarah Haley Has Been Awarded A Career Enhancement Fellowship For Junior Faculty From The Woodrow Wilson Foundation For 2014-15. She Will Use This Fellowship To Complete Her Booklength Project Entitled Engendering Captivity: Black Women And Convict Labor After The Civil War. Engendering Captivity Is An Interdisciplinary History Of African American Women’s Experiences Of Punishment In The U.S. South During The Late Nineteenth And Early Twentieth Centuries. This Study Examines Patterns Of Arrest And Incarceration, Labor Exploitation, And Vulnerability To Specific Practices Of Gendered Racial Terror. This Project Also Illuminates Black Women’s Practices Of Resistance, Including Epistemological Challenges To Carceral Logics And Industrial Sabotage Strategies. Drawing Upon Black Feminist Theory In Addition To Social History Methodologies, Engendering Captivity Argues That The Convict Labor Regime Was A Technology Of Racialized Gendering And Ungendering, Which Was Central To The Social, Political, And Economic Development Of Jim Crow Modernity.