Buried Histories: A Feminist View of Land, Space, and U.S. Universities

by Laura Brannan, PhD Student at George Mason University

Baldwin Hall at UGA
On November 17, 2015, during a construction project at the University of Georgia on an academic building named Baldwin Hall, workers discovered and unearthed 100 bodies from the ground, 63 of which an Anthropologist identified as being of African descent and thus formerly enslaved people.

This event inspires the question: what other histories are buried at UGA? By viewing two different monuments at the site of Baldwin Hall through a feminist and intersectional lens, "Buried Histories" argues UGA has ties with multiple racialized histories yet those affected still have agency through commemoration.

Explore the above sections in the top navigation menu to view different histories and commemorations that detail the complex history of UGA in terms of race, space, and land - all from a feminist perspective.