Upcoming Events

 

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Presentations

  • Retelling Stories, Disrupting "the Social", Relearning the World. Antipode Lecture at the 2017 Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of British Geographers, London. Organized by Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography. The conference is held at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Wednesday, August 30, 2017
  • The GLOBE Lecture, Department of Geography, University of Georgia, Athens. Friday, September 29,  2017.
  • National Women’s Studies Association, November 16-19, 2017 • Baltimore, Maryland

Feminist Ethnographies During These Times--Storytelling Through Solidarities

Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Ethnography as a genre of producing knowledge is a deeply vexed terrain, not only due to its colonial origins but also because of how its many enactments continue to reproduce the objectification and consumption of the Other. Still feminist scholars embrace this mode of knowledge-making while also creatively interrogating it, extending it, and redoing it in ways that align with their political and epistemic positions and principles. This roundtable will present contemporary approaches to ethnographic research and writing, including perspectives that reject the lexicon of ethnography in favor of decolonial storytelling and collaborative praxis.

Relearning Solidarities: Challenges from Dalit Feminisms

Sat, Nov 18, 2017

This roundtable seeks to launch a serious conversation in US/Canadian academic feminist sites that are commited to bringing caste into conversation with race and indigeneities to rethink transnational and translocal feminist solidarities. We ask: How can debates and insights from dalit studies (e.g., Tharu 2003, Stephen 2009, and others) allow us to approach race and indigeneities transnationally in ways that grapple with settler colonialisms in and beyond North America? How might lessons about engaging questions of identity, situated solidarities, and justice in the context of black and indigeneous feminisms in North America allow us to deepen our engagements with dalit feminisms?

Rethinking Intersectionality in Translation as Transnational Feminist Formation

Sat, Nov 18, 2017

This roundtable aims to bring translation from the margins to the center of feminist debates on intersectionality and explore intersectional mobilizations that take place in translation and are indispensable to cross-border processes of forging feminist dialogues, solidarities, activisms, and knowledges. That is, the participants will open up a conversation and invite the audience to revisit the critical potentiality of “intersectionality” by expanding it through the lens of transnational feminist formations enabled by translations. In doing so, the roundtable will help us explore the strengths and blind spots of intersectionality, as it is currently theorized and utilized in feminist politics.

Workshops

  • Grappling with Radical Vulnerability. Studio for Ethnographic Design, University of California San Diego: A special, hands-on workshop focusing on internalizing the practice/politics/poetics of radical vulnerability. During the workshop, participants will draw on concepts that Nagar has developed to reflect on intellectual projects and epistemological/political struggles related to building alliances across scholarship and everyday lives and struggles. Tuesday, May 23, 2017
  • Learning through Radical Vulnerability, led and facilitated with Tarun Kumar, at the Constructing Solidarities for a Humane Urbanism: Ethics, Politics and Challenges in Crossing “Boundaries.” This invitational symposium brings together housing activists from South Africa and the Midwest at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Saturday, 9 September 2017.

 

Performances 

  • Bodies, Stories, Movements: Telling Dis/appearing Tales'

University of Minnesota 2017 Arts Quarter Festival

October 11, 2017

Multimedia. Multitalented. Multicolorful. The Arts Quarter Festival brings together arts, dance, music, and theatre arts for an evening showcasing student work. Students from the Spring 2017 Global Studies course, ‘Stories Bodies Movements,' taught by Richa Nagar in collaboration with  Tarun Kumar, will be performing a new work entitled ‘Telling Dis/appearing Tales.'