TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in room 314 of Morey Hall on the University of Rochester's River Campus
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
Dior Konate, predoctoral fellow at the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, will discuss colonial violence and the death penalty in Senegal at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, on the University of Rochester's River Campus. Her talk in room 314 of Morey Hall is part of the Work in Progress seminar series sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute. It is free and open to the public.
A doctoral candidate in African history at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Konate is focusing her research on issues surrounding the colonial and post-colonial prison system in Senegal, colonial juvenile delinquency, colonial repression, and the death penalty in colonial Africa.
Her lecture, "On Colonial State Violence: A History of the Death Penalty in Senegal," will cover the period from about 1892 to 1960 when the death penalty and accompanying methods of execution were integral to France's colonizing efforts in Senegal.
For more information, contact the Frederick Douglass Institute at (585) 275-7235.