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Spelman History Department to Host Author Grace Sanders Johnson

Monday, April 8, 2024 | 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Lower Level 32

Grace Sanders JohnsonJoin the History Department in welcoming alumna author Grace Sanders Johnson who will be speaking about her book “White Gloves Black Nation”: Women, Citizenship and Political Wayfairing in Haiti. 

The event will be held in Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Lower Level 32, on April 8, from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. with the opportunity to purchase a copy of the book. 

More About Johnson

Grace L. Sanders Johnson is a historian, visual artist, and associate professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.  Her areas of study include modern Caribbean history, transnational feminisms, oral history, and environmental humanities. Sanders Johnson has been awarded fellowships including the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, the Andrew C. Mellon and Ford Foundations, the Canadian Embassy Scholars Award, the Haitian Studies Association Emerging Scholar Fellowship, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowship. 

Sanders Johnson has worked with various archival projects including Concordia University’s Oral History Project Histoire de Vie - Haiti Group (Montreal) and was a 2020-2021 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Scholars-in-Residence Fellow. Her most recent work can be found in several journals and books including Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (2022), American Anthropologist (2022), Caribbean Review of Gender Studies (2018), Caribbean Military Encounters (2017), and Sisters or Strangers? Immigrant, Ethnic, and Racialized Women in Canadian History (2016). Sanders Johnson is the author of White Gloves, Black Nation: Women, Citizenship, and Political Wayfaring in Haiti (University of North Carolina Press, 2023). 

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