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Sias Graduate Fellow Luncheon
October 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
The Hall Center hosts several fellows in residence each year, and they present their works-in-progress in the Resident Fellows Seminar Series. These seminars are open to all interested faculty, staff, and graduate students.
Hannah Bailey, Doctoral Candidate in American Studies and Sias Fellow, will present ongoing dissertation research titled “State of Exception?: Unfreedom and the Free State.” Bailey argues that the state of Kansas is exemplary of the many ways that personhood in the United States was built on violent dispossession and enclosure. By demonstrating how the State officially sanctions mechanisms such as land ownership, law, and institutional/medical coercion to establish the bounds of full personhood, she shows how not only citizens, but also outlaws, sexual deviants, and racial outsiders came into being over the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.