Visible Through Violence: Indigenous Women in New England’s Colonial Archives
How might we write indigenous women’s histories both through and against colonial archives? This paper centers on the stories of bound indigenous women accused of murder in 18th century New England, interrogating the archival logic that render their lives and deaths visible at the nexus of criminalization, slavery, and settler colonialism.
|Tyler Rogers||American Studies|
Reimagining the Enslaved Person’s Narrative through the Performance Archive of Millie & Christine McKoy
My research centers on the archives of conjoined black twins Millie and Christine McKoy. Born into slavery in North Carolina in 1851 their archive contains documents from their lives as a musical singing duet and sideshow/medical exhibition. I use these performance documents to create an alternative ledger of enslaved labor and memoir.
|Danielle Bainbridge||African American Studies|