Hiding in Plain Sight: Second Annual Greer Lecture

October 6, 2020

Professor Erika Edwards standing outside

Save the date: October 6 at 6:00 p.m. to hear from Erika Denise Edwards, associate professor of Latin American History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, at the Second Annual Harold and Laura Greer Lecture titled Hiding in Plain Sight: Black Women and the Making of a White Nation.

This presentation is a gendered analysis of black invisibility in Argentina. It focuses on Black and African descended women who actively partook in the construction of racial identities during the eighteenth and nineteenth century in Cordoba. Focused on the household and intimate relationships that ensued, Edwards argues that Black and African descended concubines, wives, mothers, and daughters are central to understanding the making of a white Argentine nation. 

Erika Denise Edwards is an associate professor of Latin American History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Edwards' research centers on the black experience in Argentina. She has recently published the book Hiding in Plain Sight: Black Women, the Law, and the Making of a White Argentine Republic which is a gendered analysis of black erasure in Argentina. Edwards' research advocates for a re-learning of Argentina's black past and the origins of anti-blackness. 

This presentation is the second annual Harold and Laura Greer Lecture in Latin American History. 

Online, free and open to the public. Registration coming soon.