Activity: Powers in Persons


March 31, 2017    
9:00 am-6:30 pm

Event Type

We invite you to join us for a full day of discussion about the ghosts of unfreedom that haunt our present world. Come and hear scholars from a variety of disciplines speak on a diverse range of practices, identities, and institutions of unfreedom. Examples of presentation topics include:

  • The limits of carceral rehabilitation
  • Practicing freedom after apartheid 
  • Girls’ autonomy in Indonesian boarding schools 
  • Legacies of white supremacy in the Jim Crow South 
  • Surveillance in urban spaces and structures 
  • The global meanings of democracy

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Orlando Patterson

“Powers in Persons: An Anatomy of Unfreedoms from Slavery to Child and Bridal Servitude.”

Multi-Purpose Room: 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

A public reception will follow Dr. Patterson’s talk.


The keynote at 4:15 p.m. and following reception are open to all.

Registration is only required to attend the full-day conference and is free for Rutgers–Camden students and faculty members. A $35 fee applies to all others.

Register by March 25 at

Sponsored by the Graduate School, Africana Studies, Childhood Studies, English, History, Liberal Studies, and Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice.