Fall 2019

Roundtable and Workshop

Wednesday, October 2nd | 12-8:30 pm | All events held in Voorhies 126

“Refusing Racial Capitalism: Poetic Erasure and Redaction.” Featuring poets Jordan Abel, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Erin Gray and Candace Williams. Moderated by Margaret Ronda and Erin Gray.

  • 4pm / Roundtable Panel, “Working the Negative: Generative Erasure as Critical Poetic Practice”
  • 6pm / Dinner
  • 6:45pm / Creative Writing Workshop on Poetry Redaction

Works-in-Progress Workshop

Friday, October 25th | 12pm – 2pm| Hart Hall 3201 

Jodi A. Byrd, “Empire’s Dead: Incivility, Indigeneity, and the Cultural Politics of Settling” Respondents: Colin Milburn (English) and Hayley Steele (Cultural Studies) Lunchtime Roundtable Panel on Racial Capitalism and Public Policy

Jodi A. Byrd is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma and associate professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign where she is also a faculty affiliate at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Her research interests include critical indigenous studies, indigenous feminisms, queer indigenous studies, settler colonial studies, videogame studies, critical technology studies. She is the author of The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism (U of Minnesota Press, 2011) and is currently working on a new book manuscript on colonial agnosia. Her many journal articles have appeared in South Atlantic Quarterly, Social Text, Settler Colonial Studies, J19, Studies in American Indian Literatures, among many others. She co-edited a special issue of Social Text titled “Economies of Dispossession” in 2018, an issue that continues to develop paradigms for thinking through racial capitalism.

Lunchtime Roundtable Panel on Racial Capitalism and Public Policy

Friday November 1st | 12pm – 2pm | Voorhies 126

  • Yvette Alé (CURB)
  • Amber Rose Howard (CURB)
  • David Stein (CURB)

Special Event & Workshop

Tuesday December 3rd | 12pm – 2pm | Hart Hall 3201

Josie Valadez Fraire (Cosas de la Vida Real Podcast), Workshop on Decolonization and Actively Indigenizing