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Amended, a Listening and Discussion program hosted by NYC Dept. of Records and Information Services

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a series of listening and discussion sessions with scholar Gunja SenGupta on the podcast Amended – a series that travels from the 1800s through the present showing the quest for women’s full equality which has always been diverse, complex, and unfinished. The NYC Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS) will be hosting this Humanities New York series for the month of May. Register to be a member of a small cohort engaged in conversations reframing narratives of women’s suffrage and sharing a more holistic picture of the fight for equality for all women and women-identified beings.

About the Scholar:

Gunja SenGupta is a professor of history at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her current interests lie in women’s and African American history; 19th-century America and slavery/abolition in the Indian Ocean; Black Atlantic history on film; Afro-Asian relations, and sectional conflict. Her first book, For God and Mammon: Evangelicals and Entrepreneurs, Masters and Slaves in Territorial Kansas, dealt with sectional conflict and consensus. In her second, From Slavery to Poverty: The Racial Origins of Welfare in New York, 1840-1918 , she explored welfare debates as sites for negotiating identities of race, gender, and nation. Her third book, Sojourners, Sultans, and Slaves: America and the Indian Ocean in the Age of Abolition and Empire, was just published by the University of California Press in Spring 2023. Her articles have appeared in numerous journals including the American Historical Review, Journal of Negro (now African American) History, Civil War History, Kansas History, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, and Transition Magazine. Her work has been funded by fellowships and grants including those awarded by Mrs. Giles Whiting, Wolfe, Tow, and Mellon foundations, and most recently by CUNY’s Black, Race, and Ethnic Studies Initiative (BRESI-CUNY).

*Zoom access information will be emailed before each session.

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