Saidiya V Hartman Research Interests African American and American Literature and Cultural History Slavery Law and Literature Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies Law and Humanities Gender, Sexuality, Queer Theory, Feminism 19th Century 20th and 21st Century American and the Americas African American and African Diaspora Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Studies Africa Biography B. A., Wesleyan University (1984); Ph.D., Yale University (1992). Saidiya Hartman is the author of Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America (1997; Norton, 2022); Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007) and Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments (Norton, 2019), which received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism, and the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction, the Mary Nickliss Prize from the Organization of American Historians, the Judy Grahn Prize for Lesbian Nonfiction, and the John Hope Franklin Prize from the American Studies Association. She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2019 and was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2022. She is a member of the Royal Society of Literature and a University Professor.