Fridays at Newcomb: Bonnie Lucero
“A Fatal Example for Slavery: Pregnancy, Race, and Legal Status in Late Colonial Cuba”
Bonnie A. Lucero is Post-Doctoral Fellow in Law and Society at Newcomb College Institute. Her research centers on the intersections of race and gender in Latin America, especially Cuba. She is co-editor of Voices of Crime: Constructing and Contesting Social Control in Modern Latin America (University of Arizona Press, 2016). She is the author of two forthcoming monographs: Revolutionary Masculinity and Racial Inequality: Gendering War and Politics in Central Cuba, 1895-1902 (University of New Mexico, forthcoming, 2018), and Geographies of Privilege and Power: A History of Racial Segregation in Cuban City (University of Alabama Press, forthcoming, 2018). Her original scholarship also appears in journals and edited volumes in English and Spanish. Her new project, tentatively titled Malthusian Practices: A History of Pregnancy, Abortion, and Infanticide in Cuba since Colonial Times, examines how laws regulating women’s reproduction historically perpetuated gender-specific forms of racial inequality since the eighteenth century. She earned her PhD in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013.