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Slave Flight, Slave Torture, and the State: Nineteenth-Century French Guiana

Date: Mon. February 24th, 2014, 1:00 pm-1:00 pm

A Humanities Related Event

Miranda Spieler is an historian of France and the French overseas empire whose work explores the relationship between law and violence. She received her AB in History and Literature from Harvard College and her Ph.D. in History from Columbia University. After completing her doctorate in 2005, she joined the History Department at the University of Arizona, where she became an Associate Professor in 2011. Her book, “Empire and Underworld: Captivity in French Guiana” (Harvard 2012), was awarded the J. Russell Major Prize and the Geroge L. Mosse Prize from the American Historical Association in 2013. In September 2013 she became Associate Professor of History at the American University of Paris.

The talk is based on a pre-circulated paper. To obtain a copy, please contact Emily Sparks in the history department office at


Cosponsored with:

CWRU Department of History


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