"'Consented to be Bound to a Contract': A Material History of Coolie Contracts in Nineteenth-Century Cuba"

Brown Bag Session
Rebecca Liu, Princeton University
Nov 9, 2022 at - | Zoom only

Rebecca Liu

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Rebecca Liu is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English and the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities at Princeton University. Her research and teaching interests include global Asian diasporic literature, Marxist feminism, and law and performance. Her dissertation explores how legacies of Asian indenture and the contract form configure race, labor, and social reproduction from the nineteenth century to the present. Prior to coming to Princeton, she earned a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.F.A. in poetry from the Michener Center at UT Austin.

From 2019-2022, she was co-coordinator of the Princeton English department’s Theory Colloquium and co-founder and co-curator of Time Sensitive, a reading and performance series at UPenn’s Kelly Writers House.