Mar 8 | Caroline Light (Harvard) on “Stand Your Ground”
Mar 8, 2017
6pm - 7.30pm
CSRPC, 5733 S. University Ave.
free and open to the public; facebook event
Caroline Light (Harvard) on “Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense” with Jill Petty (Senior Editor, Beacon Press) and Marcus Lee (Doctoral Student, Political Science)
A history of America’s Stand Your Ground gun laws, from Reconstruction to Trayvon Martin
Caroline Light is director of undergraduate studies in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University.Prior to her arrival at Harvard, she worked at Duke University, where she taught courses in Gender and Sexuality Studies, First Year Writing, and in the Global Americas Focus Program. She also coordinated Duke's Institute for Critical U.S. Studies.
Light has a doctorate in history, with particular focus on gender, race, and sexuality in the U.S. South. Her teaching and research interests include transnational feminist histories; immigration; U.S. consumer culture; and intersections of citizenship, race, and sexuality in the United States.
She is the author of That Pride of Race and Character: The Roots of Jewish Benevolence in the Jim Crow South, from New York University Press (2014).
Marcus Lee is a second-year doctoral student in Political Science at The University of Chicago, where he is a Ford Predoctoral Fellow, an American Political Science Association Minority Fellow and a Point Scholar. His research interests include race, gender and sexuality; American Political Development and political historiography; extra-systemic politics; and the bureaucracy. He is especially interested in black politics post-1968 – i.e. the emergence and development of different streams of black politics after King’s death; the production of historical narratives of the 70s, 80s and 90s; and the normative implications and political consequences of those narratives for our current moment. He is currently working on a separate project that traces the formative logic of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.
This venue is physically accessible and has a gender-neutral restroom. Please contact the CSRPC at 773.702.8063 with any questions or accommodation requests.