In this conversation, Dr. Nazera Sadiq Wright will discuss her manuscript, Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century and recent digital humanities project, “DIGITAL GI(RL)S: Mapping Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century.”
DR. NAZERA SADIQ WRIGHT is Associate Professor of English and African American and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky. She is the author of Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century (University of Illinois Press, 2016), which won the 2018 Children’s Literature Association’s Honor Book Award for Outstanding Book of Literary Criticism. Her Digital Humanities project, DIGITAL GI(RL)S: Mapping Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century documents the cultural activities of black girls living in Philadelphia in the nineteenth century. In 2019, she was elected to the American Antiquarian Society. Fellowships through the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Bibliographical Society of America funded archival research for her second book, Early African American Women Writers and Their Libraries.
Funded by the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Equity and co-sponsored with African and African American Studies, Institute for Public Health, American Culture Studies, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.