Indigenous Dispossession / Resurgence / Settler Colonialism / Indigenous Futures / Racial Entanglements / Boarding and Residential Schools / Sovereignties / Global Indigeneity / Pandemics / Indigenous Feminisms

The AIIS Speaker Series: Precarity of the present, will focus on the topics listed above for fall 2021.


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(Six Nations Tuscarora)
Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow

Debts, ethics, and redress: Moving Land Grab University work forward
September 10, 2021 | 12:25PM EST
Goldwin Smith Hall, G64

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(Chinese American)
Associate Professor, Literatures in English

Space-time colonialism: Alaska's Indigenous and Asian entanglements
September 24 | 12:25PM EST
Goldwin Smith Hall, G64

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(Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma)
Associate Professor, Literatures in English

What remains: Colonial racial capitalism, videogames, and an empire in play
October 8 | 12:25PM EST
A.D. White House, Guerlac Room

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(Goenpul woman, Quandamooka people - Moreton Bay, AUS)
Professor, RMIT University Australia

Place names, monuments and cannibalism: James Cook and the possessive logics of patriarchal white sovereignty
October 22 | 5PM EST
Caldwell Hall 400 / Speaker will Zoom in

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(Red Lake Ojibwe)
Northrup Professor of American Studies, University of Minnesota

Jingle dress dancers in the modern world: Ojibwe people and pandemics
November 5 | 12:25PM EST
A.D. White House, Guerlac Room

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(Kanaka Maoli)
Professor, University of Hawai'i Mānoa

She goes by Moons: The poetic and political legacy of Dr. Haunani-Kay Trask
November 19 | 4PM EST
Open to public / Public invited via Zoom

AIIS 6010: Speaker Series

This is graduate-level course that introduces students to ongoing research in the field of American Indian and Indigenous Studies in a proseminar/colloquium format. As part of the course design, speakers are invited to present on their work from Cornell University as well as all speakers from around the world.

Hosted by Professor Jolene Rickard (Ska:rù:rę'/Tuscarora). These lectures are open to the public. The lectures will also be documented and posted to this webpage. Please allow up to two weeks after the lecture for videos to be published.