“An Army for Her Husband:”
Women, Bodies, and Identity in the
Racist Right Movement, 1988-1995
a talk, with pre-circulated paper, sponsored by the Department of History, and presented by
Kathleen Belew is a postdoctoral fellow in the department of history at NorthwesternUniversity. Professor Belew, who completed her doctoral studies at YaleUniversity and recently held a postdoctoral fellowship at the RutgersCenter for Historical Analysis, researches the extremist militia movement—a cohesion of Klan, neo-Nazi, and other white supremacist groups—in the late-twentieth-century United States. Professor Belew will discuss archetypal representations of militia women as survivalist housewives, Aryan warriors, and skinhead fighters. Examining the papers and publications of supremacist women, including personal ads, Belew will demonstrate the centrality of women and the female body to racist militia ideology in the United States.
Friday, September 14 3:00 pm
Gail Lee Bernstein Seminar Room
Social Sciences Building Rm. 128