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Episode 4: Saidiya Hartman

In this week's WB202 podcast, Adom Getachew and Adrienne Brown interview Saidiya Hartman, the 2018 Critical Inquiry Visiting Professor.  


Adrienne Brown and Adom Getachew met with Saidiya Hartman in the offices of Critical Inquiry to discuss the varieties of unfreedom that Hartman continues to explore in her work. Hartman was the 2018 Critical Inquiry Visiting Professor. She is the author of Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth Century America (1997) and Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route (2007). Her University of Chicago seminar last spring examined the sociological, literary, and historical work of W. E. B. Du Bois from The Philadelphia Negro (1899) to Dusk of Dawn (1940). Adrienne Brown is an associate professor of English and the Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Chicago. Adom Getachew is the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago. 


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