Dr. Robbie Ethridge, Professor of Anthropology, will be participating in Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center’s 15th Annual International Conference, Indigenous Enslavement and Incarceration in North American History. According to the Center’s website, Studies of indigenous slavery have multiplied in the past decade, changing not only the ways we think about slavery, but also race, citizenship, and nation. This conference intends to bring together some of this exciting new work and to trace its effects on and within Native American communities. It does so self-consciously in its expressed focus on slavery and incarceration. Such an emphasis, we hope, connects new slavery scholarship done in early American history with contemporary investigations into incarceration and prison studies.
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition “is dedicated to the investigation and dissemination of knowledge concerning all aspects of chattel slavery and its destruction.” For more information, please visit the conference website.