UNCW Hosts Lecture by Latin American Historian from UNC Charlotte

Monday, January 28, 2013

Wilmington, N.C. - Erika Edwards, assistant professor of Latin American history at UNCW Charlotte, will lecture on Feb. 7 about "Women, Sex and Manumission: Black Women in Cordoba, Argentina." Manumission is the formal emancipation, or freedom, from slavery.

The Upperman/Africana Studies lecture, at 7 p.m. in the Randall Library Auditorium, is free and open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of History, Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Women and Gender Studies and the Department of Sociology.

Edwards holds a Ph.D. from Florida International University and a bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University. She joined the faculty at UNC Charlotte in August 2012. Her main interests are the African Diaspora in Latin America and she is writing a book about the urban history of the black experience in Cordoba, Argentina.

Media Contact: Andrea Weaver, Office of University Relations,, 910-962-7631.