Notice:  Issues of sexual violence will be addressed during this event


“Raping my body, violating my soul” is the result of the research project Facets of Anti-Black Genocide: Towards a Theory of Rape as the Condition of Terror developed by Ana Flauzina as a Chancellors Postdoctoral Fellow in the Media and Cultural Studies Department.


The research attempts to contribute to the critical interdisciplinary fields of diasporic Black Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies by examining how sexual violence forms a complex matrix of assault targeting Black communities in the Diaspora.

It considers that rape, in addition to being a historically durable method for brutalizing Black women's bodies, also constitutes a weapon in disarticulating Black communities en masse. In other words, rape is materially responsible for the massacre of Black women’s bodies and is also a primary ideological-discursive weapon of anti-Black genocide.


The research methodology takes into account the formulations of Black feminist scholars as well as the primary testimonies of Black women survivors of sexual violence and terror.

Therefore, Raping my body, violating my soul responds to a broad, diasporic demand for scholarship on anti-Black genocide that directly reflects Black women’s complex reflections on their bodily and spiritual exposure to gendered and sexualized terror.




October 30, 2023 at 6:00 - 7:30PM

In Person | CHASS INTS 1111 'Round Room'


October 31, 2023 at 1:00 - 3:30PM

Hybrid | Zoom / Humanities 1500 


Sponsored by the Decolonizing Humanism(?) Initiative at the Center for Ideas and Society

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  • Claudia Holguin Mendoza
  • Florencia Perez Bravo
  • Annette Bahed Gomez

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