UW Feminist Faculty Book Party!
A Room of One's Own hosts an annual book party celebrating the recent publications of UW-Madison faculty! The soiree features light refreshments, including beautiful--and delicious--cake! This year's honored guests are Christy Clark-Pujara, Ramzi Fawaz, April Haynes, and Aida Levy-Hussen!
About Christy Clark-Pujara: Christy Clark-Pujara is an Associate Professor of History in the Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on the experiences of black people in British and French North America in the 17th , 18th and early 19th centuries. Her first book, Dark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island (NYU Press, 2016), examines how the business of slavery—economic activity that was directly related to the maintenance of slaveholding in the Americas, specifically the buying and selling of people, food, and goods—shaped the experience of slavery, the process of emancipation, and the realities of black freedom in Rhode Island from the colonial period through the American Civil War. She is currently at work on a book called Black on the Wisconsin Frontier: From Slavery to Freedom..
About Ramzi Fawaz: Ramzi Fawaz is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in queer theory, American cultural studies, and contemporary literature. He received his Ph.D. in American Studies at George Washington University. His first book, The New Mutants: Superheros and the Radical Imagination of American Comics (NYU Press, 2016) received the 2012 Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Fellowship Award for Best First Book Manuscript in LGBT Studies.
About April Haynes: April Haynes is assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in 19th-century America, which was awarded the James F. Broussard Best First Book Prize by the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic in 2016. Her article on women's resistance to early obscenity laws appeared in the Journal of the History of Sexuality and has been anthologized in American Sexual Histories. She is also the author of “Sex-In’s, College Style: Black Feminism and Sexual Politics in the Student YWCA, 1968-1980,” in Women’s Activism and “Second Wave” Feminism: Transnational Histories. She is currently writing a book about the relationship between sex work and domestic labor in the early American republic.
About Aida Levy-Hussen: Aida Levy-Hussen is Associate Professor of English and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research and teaching specializations include African American literary and cultural studies, psychoanalysis, trauma and memory studies, and feminist and queer theory. She is the author of How to Read African American Literature: Post-Civil Rights Fiction and the Task of Interpretation (NYU, 2016) and co-editor of The Psychic Hold of Slavery: Legacies in American Expressive Culture (Rutgers, 2016). Aida is also an editorial board member and the book review editor in American fiction for the journal Contemporary Literature.