Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Politics and International Relations
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.
Clarke, Abigail, "Black Girlhood, School Discipline, and the Afterlife of Slavery" (2020). Scripps Senior Theses. 1435.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.