We are very happy to announce that the focus of the 2019 Feminist Decolonial Politics Workshop is Dr. Audra Simpson.
Dr. Simpson is Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University in New York. She is the author of Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States (Duke University Press, 2014). She describes her research as “energized by the problem of recognition, by its passage beyond (and below) the aegis of the state into the grounded field of political self-designation, self-description and subjectivity. This work is motivated by the struggle of Kahnawake Mohawks to find the proper way to afford political recognition to each other, their struggle to do this in different places and spaces and the challenges of formulating membership against a history of colonial impositions.”
The workshop seeks to create a space for junior scholars and graduate students to engage in rigorous discussions of seldom read figures in feminist decolonial theory. This 4-day intensive workshop provides an opportunity to enrich participants’ research and pedagogy through sustained engagement with the work of a given author. In the past, we have read the works of Saidiya Hartman, Sara Ahmed, Trinh T. Minh-ha, and Sylvia Wynter.
Applications are due February 1st, 2019 and should include (a) a CV, and (b) a statement of interest. Travel funding is available on a first come, first serve, basis. To be considered for the travel grant, submit (a) a statement of need, and (b) a travel budget. Late applications will not be considered for the travel grant.