Mobile Citizenship: The Journalism of Ida B. Wells

Srimayee Basu

University of Florida

I am a second year PhD student and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of English, University of Florida. My research interests are in the areas of American literature of the long 19th century, Biopolitics, and Critical Theory. My dissertation focuses on how discourses of race and citizenship are shaped through travel and emigration in 19th century American literature. 


Noted black sociologist and journalist Ida B. Wells travelled to the UK once in 1893 and then again in 1894. There is an intrinsic connection between mobility, performance, and the historical periodization of American racial... [ view full abstract ]


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Performing Citizenship in Hostile Climates


S5 » Seminar 5: Performing Citizenship in Hostile Climates (10:15 - Friday, 23rd March, Boardroom East)

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