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Jeannette Eileen Jones will close out the Women's and Gender Studies Program Spring Colloquium Series with a 3:30 p.m. April 16 lecture. Jones will discuss "Gender, Race and the Missing Link: Science and the Transatlantic Debate on 'The Negro Question.'"

Jones is an associate professor of history and ethnic studies. She is also an affiliate faculty member of the Women's and Gender Studies program.

In the talk, Jones will explore the transformation of evolutionary thought pre- and post-Darwin on transatlantic debates over the enslavement, emancipation, and enfranchisement of the “Negro.”

She will focus on the gendering and racialization of the so-called “Missing Link”—the unknown intermediary figure that linked humanity to other mammals in the evolutionary chain. This figure was often linked to African women and apes in popular imagination and popular science.

The theme of the Women's and Gender Studies series is "Science and Gender Matters."

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