Guest lecturer examines histories of population control in South Africa | St. Lawrence University African Studies

Guest lecturer examines histories of population control in South Africa

St. Lawrence University will host guest lecturer Kate Law at. 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Feinstone Room, Herring-Cole. Her talk is titled "“Fertility and Fatherland: Family Planning and Population Control, South Africa 1974-1990."

Kate Law is a feminist historian of southern Africa working at the University of Nottingham, UK. Her first book: Gendering the Settler State: White Women, Race, Liberalism and Empire in Rhodesia, 1950-1980 was published in 2016 and was shortlisted for the Women's History Network first book prize. She is currently preparing a manuscript which is tentatively entitled: Fighting Fertility, Family Planning and Apartheid c.1974-1994.

Dr. Law's visit to St. Lawrence is made possible by support from the African Studies Program, the History Department and the Mellon Wide Angle Learning Grant project in Health Humanities.

For more information please contact the African Studies Program at 315-229-5140.