Date: Tuesday September 27, 2022
4:30 PM Reception
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Lecture and Q&A
Location: Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Hawthorn Lecture: “Close Encounters of the Colonial Kind” with Dr. Kim TallBear
The Department of Anthropology invites you to the biannual Hawthorn Lecture, part of our 75th Anniversary year of celebrations. Please join us for a reception in the foyer of Frederic Wood Theatre prior to the lecture to celebrate and reconnect with alumni, faculty, and students from the Department of Anthropology!
“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.
About the speaker: Kim TallBear (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) (she/her) is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience, and Society, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta. She is the author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science. In addition to studying genome science disruptions to Indigenous self-definitions, Dr. TallBear studies colonial disruptions to Indigenous sexual and family relations. She is a co-founder of the Edmonton-based sexy storytelling and cabaret show Tipi Confessions and a regular panelist on the weekly podcast, Media Indigena.