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Fridays at Newcomb: Maria Montalvo

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge

Title: "The Archive of the Enslaved: Power Enslavement, and the Production of the Past"

During this presentation, Dr. Montalvo will discuss her current book project, The Archive of the Enslaved: Power Enslavement, and the Production of the Past, a legal history of slavery, capitalism, and freedom that narrows in the everyday business of slavery in the antebellum courtroom to examine the relationship between the production of property and the production of the past.

Maria R. Montalvo is the Bonquois Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s History in the Gulf

South at Newcomb College Institute. She will be joining the History Department at Emory

University as an Assistant Professor in August 2019. Her scholarship centers on the legal history

of slavery, capitalism, and freedom in the nineteenth-century United States. She is currently

working on transforming her dissertation into a manuscript, tentatively titled The Archive of the

Enslaved: Power, Enslavement, and the Production of the Past.
A native of Rio Grande City,

Texas, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Plan II and History from the University of Texas at

Austin in 2012, her master’s in History from Rice University in 2014, and her Ph.D. in History

from Rice University in 2018.




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