I am pleased to announce that I have been awarded the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship! I will be joining the Native American Studies Department at the University of California Davis with co-faculty mentors Dr. Jessica Perea and Dr. Beth Rose Middleton in fall of 2019.
I am thrilled to have been invited to present my work for the Yi-Fu Tuan Lecture Series at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Geography. My lecture "Indeterminate Natures: Ice, Race, and Indigeneity in Alaska and the Arctic," will trace a racial history of ice.
I am excited to present work this October at the Center for Race and Gender from my fourth chapter "Joan Naviyuk Kane's Poem 'Exceeding Beringia': Disrupting Universal Human Events in Arctic Ice-Geographies." This presentation will focus on the material qualities of ice that refuse colonial categorizations of both land and water. I demonstrate how ice has been historically understood as unworthy of settlement which informed the legal racialization of indigenous peoples in the North, in essence demonstrating how materiality itself is racialized.
Listen to audio of the event here.
I am looking forward to presenting my paper, "Ice and Indeterminacy: Historical and Emergent Racializations" at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Studies Association in Atlanta, Georgia. I will join a panel titled "In the Water: Racial Capitalism and Environmental Justice" for this year's theme States of Emergence.