Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Manisha Sinha (USA): "The Abolitionist International"

Datum: 14.06.2022, 14:15 - 15:45 Uhr
Kategorie: Startseite
Ort: Hubland Süd, Geb. PH1 (Philosophiegebäude), Hörsaal 3 or remote via Zoom
Veranstalter: Lehrstuhl für Amerikanistik, PD Dr. Heike Raphael-Hernandez
Photo: private

Manisha Sinha is the Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut. A historian of the long nineteenth century, her research interests lie specifically in the transnational histories of slavery, abolition, and feminism and the history and legacy of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

For the year 2022, she is a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2022. She is also the recipient of numerous other awards including two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and two from the Mellon Foundation. She was born in India and received her Ph.D. from Columbia University where her dissertation was nominated for the Bancroft prize. She taught at the University of Massachusetts for over twenty years where she received the Chancellor’s Medal, the highest honor bestowed on faculty. She is the author of The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina (University of North Carolina Press, 2000), which was named one of the ten best books on slavery in Politico in 2015 and featured in The New York Times 1619 Project. Her recent book, the multiple award winning The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition (Yale University Press, 2016) was long listed for the National Book Award for Non-Fiction. The Slave’s Cause was widely reviewed in the mainstream press and was featured as the editor’s choice in The New York Times Book Review as well as one of three great History books in Bloomberg News. In 2018, she was a visiting Professor at the University of Paris, Diderot and in 2021, she received the James W.C. Pennington award from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. She is currently writing a book on the Reconstruction of American democracy after the Civil War under contract with Liveright (WW Norton).


Meeting-ID: 966 4973 2618
Kenncode: 56024916