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

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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.

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