Edouard Glissant: on the Right to Opacity
Manthia Diawara discusses his theoretical and filmic contributions in relation to the work and influence of Caribbean philosopher and poet Edouard Glissant.
The Great Woman Singer: Gender & Voice in the Americas
Chavela Vargas was born in Costa Rica but became Mexican out of choice, identifying with the the bolero ranchera. She succeeded in becoming one of Mexico’s Golden Age icons, through her music and also her public queer life. Licia Fiol-Matta reviews the arc of Vargas’ career, examining her relationship to the genre that made her so famous.
To Save a World: Geoengineering, Futurism, & the Unthinkable
In collaboration with Critical & Visual Studies at Pratt Institute, we would like to announce a talk by T.J. Demos entitled To Save a World: Geoengineering, Futurism, and the Unthinkable
We draw from our individual and collective inquiry to include the riotous lives of Black girls in the early twentieth century, Anarcho-Indigenous feminisms in the Americas, Black utopic visions, and queer anarchy as ways to consider an archive of “Anarchisms Otherwise.” We explore permanent and impermanent sources of insurrection and radical potentiality.
Narrative Deconstruction: Researching Climates of Racialized Hostility
In this talk Gunaratnam will engage with Christina Sharpe’s ideas about weathering to demonstrate how she has used speculative and creative methods to investigate how migrant bodies can bear and express the weight of living in climates of racialised hostility and debilitation.
Braiding Strands of Wellbeing: Reclaiming, Healing, & Sending Knowledge into the Future
This talk addresses ongoing work on a series of land-based collaborative projects with indigenous youth and elders. Centering Anishinabe epistemologies and concepts of well-being, Dr Atalay explores how reclaiming traditional knowledge, ancestral remains, and sacred sites can contribute to healing.
The Work of Abjection in Nao Bustamante’s Work
Drawing from her recent book, Leticia Alvarado will reflect on the Bustamante’s performance of abject negotiations.
Digital Spatialities: A Critical, Visual, and Ethnographic Social Media Methodologies Workshop
This workshop will bring together scholars pursuing research on social media phenomena within the US and globally.
Letters from the Utopian Margins: the Hawthorne Archives
The Hawthorne Archive represents voices from the utopian margins, where fact, fiction, theory, and image converge. It is a fugitive space for the development of a political consciousness of being, indifferent to the deadly forms of power that characterize our society.