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Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Politics and International Relations

Reader 1

Vanessa Tyson

Reader 2

Roberto Sirvent

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Abigail A Clarke


This project relies upon the theoretical contributions of Black radical feminist scholars including Saidiya Hartman and her work, entitled, Scenes of Subjection: Terror Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America. It utilizes Hartman’s concept of the “afterlife of slavery” to examine the formations of discipline and punishment in the K-12 school system inorder to imagine possibilities of escape, while also re-imagining the site of the school ground as a place of possibility.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.