Jacqueline Allain, PhD Candidate and GSF Certificate Student, Publishes Article

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Jacqueline Mercier Allain is a PhD candidate in the Department of History and Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University, has published an article titled, "‘They are Quiet Women Now’: Hair cropping, British Imperial Governance, and the Gendered Body in the Archive".

Blurb: The punishment of hair-cropping for use on female prisoners was the subject of considerable disagreement in the British Caribbean during the post-emancipation era. The robust debate over hair cropping furnishes a lens through which to analyze competing visions of colonial rule at a moment of British imperial expansion. Moreover, the records of this debate provide critical insight into Caribbean women’s relationships with their bodies and conceptions of gender.