Latest Past Events
Conference Overview October 22-26, 2022 at the University of Southern California, University Park Campus Vineyard Room (USC Davidson Continuing Education Center, Lower Level) 3409 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90007 Registration required - Please scroll down to register Join us in person or online. The international conference “Mass Violence and Its Lasting Impact on Indigenous [...]
We will explore the pleasures, perils & politics of fire through art, theory, practice, and activism. On the UCSC campus in the DARC building, room #108.
“Close Encounters of the Colonial Kind” This talk is spoken in the voice of IZ, which represents the evolving field that began as American Indian or Native American studies in the USA in the second half of the 20th century. Today, Critical Indigenous Studies brings together multiple Indigenous self-determination and sovereignty political movements around the world as they intellectually engage the academy. As Aileen Moreton-Robinson writes, “Indigenous-centered approaches to knowledge production are thriving” globally in the 21st century. Our “object of study is colonizing power in its multiple forms, whether the gaze is on Indigenous issues or on Western knowledge production.” In this talk, Kim TallBear’s object of study and critical polydisciplinamorous engagement is a scientist character who searches for signs of “intelligent” life off-Earth.