Date of Award

8-13-2019

Degree Type

Closed Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

First Advisor

Megan Sinnott

Second Advisor

Tiffany King

Third Advisor

Patricia Davis

Abstract

Recently, the University of Georgia unearthed one-hundred remains beneath an academic building that were once previously enslaved. I argue that viewing this discovery and the subsequent community reactions and memorializations through a feminist, de-colonial perspective opposes Manifest Destiny narratives that the U.S. and its’ universities formed benignly. Additionally, I unite histories of slavery, settler colonialism, and whiteness at UGA’s site to demonstrate how different marginalized groups overlapped in certain spaces and to question how we view not only land but also how we (mis)remember the history of disenfranchised groups in relation to one another and their spatial interactions.

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