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Historians Kelly Lytle Hernández and Saidiya Hartman Receive MacArthur "Genius" Grants


Columbia University professor Saidiya Hartman, who has explored the history of slavery and its aftermath. Her works include Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America and the combination memoir and work of history Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route.


Historian Kelly Lytle Hernández, a UCLA history professor who studies mass incarceration and its links to white supremacy. Her book-length works include Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol and City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965.

Read entire article at Fast Company