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The Troubling History of Whiteness - A Virtual Faculty Panel

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Event Type
Racial Justice
Dr. Emily Field

Hosted by the departments of English & History and the African American Studies Program.

This faculty panel will treat a range of topics examining historical constructions of whiteness and their effects.

Dr. Maggie Lowe will address the role of white women in American slavery; Dr. Allyson Ferrante will explore the construction of whiteness in the Caribbean; Dr. Brian Payne will discuss how U.S. law defined whiteness in the early twentieth century; and Dr. Emily Field will discuss the changing constructions of whiteness in the U.S. at the turn into the twentieth century and share her own family's personal history of becoming white Americans.

BSU credentials required to join.