Lecture by Hayley Negrin

Thursday, February 16 4pm-5:30pm with reception to follow, 5733 S University Ave, 1st Floor

Hayley Negrin is an assistant professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago specializing in Indigenous feminism and early American history. Her book manuscript in progress set to come out with the University of Pennsylvania press charts the relationship between Indigenous sovereignty and racial slavery in the Atlantic world. The project has been supported by the John Carter Brown Library, the Mellon Foundation, the Jamestown Society, the Virginia Historical Society, and the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. Her recent William and Mary Quarterly Article “Cockacoeske’s Rebellion: Nathaniel Bacon, Indigenous Sovereignty and Slavery in Early Virginia” reinterprets the rise of racial slavery in the American South through the lens of Indigenous women and is based off her work with the Pamunkey tribe in Virginia.  She is a board member of the Teaching Hard History Project, a joint project with the Southern Poverty Law Center dedicated to communicating the Indigenous history of American slavery to the wider public. She has served as a researcher on federal Indian law cases and has published several pieces in the Washington Post on Indigenous childhood, racial representations of Native people, and federal Indian law.