Now in its fourth year, the Miranda Joseph Endowed Lecture is the signature annual event of the Institute for LGBT Studies.
Saidiya Hartman is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, specializing in African American literature and cultural history. Her pathbreaking works include Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-making in Nineteenth Century America (Oxford University Press, 1997) and Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007). She is on the editorial board of the journal Callaloo, and has been a Fulbright, Rockefeller, Whitney Oastes, and University of California President’s Fellow. In 2007 she was the recipient of the Narrative Prize from Narrative Magazine, and the Gustav Myers Award for Human Rights.