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Decolonizing Knowledge: Indigenous Theories in Latin American and U.S. Empire Studies

12:00 AM - Dauer Hall 215

In the last decade indigenous studies have emerged as a crucial theoretical site for understanding and critiquing the settler colonial present and for decolonial thinking. This symposium will address national and hemispheric conversations on indigenous theories as they shape thinking and writing outside the dominant epistemological frameworks of modernity/coloniality. By connecting notions such as “epistemic delinking” from the

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Jan 30

“The Coloniality of Power, Settler Colonialism, and the Critique of Imperialism in Contemporary Times”

10:00 AM - Dauer Hall 215

Abraham I. Acosta,  For more than twenty years now, the concepts of coloniality of power and settler colonialism have been pivotal in the formation and development of decolonial critiques of power.  Understood as names for a cultural-political modality for establishing and sustaining geopolitical subordination, the concept has become conventionalized and routinely deployed in order to

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Jan 30

“Archival Disappearances and Southern Submerged Perspectives of Resurgence”

1:30 PM - Dauer Hall 215

Macarena Gomez-Barris, “Archival Disappearances and Southern Submerged Perspectives of Resurgence” In this talk, I address how to think about the colonial archive in relation to disappearance and Indigenous resurgence in the Américas, specifically focused on the legacy of Darwin and in relation to the category “los desaparecidos” that is often used to describe modern state

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Jan 30

“Nuestras Reliquías Históricas” and the Rhetorical Work of Ancestors at Machu Picchu”

3:30 PM - Dauer Hall 215

Christa J. Olson “Nuestras Reliquías Históricas” and the Rhetorical Work of Ancestors at Machu Picchu” Between 1911 and 1915, Yale University Professor Hiram Bingham III and his Yale Peruvian Expedition illegally carried thousands of objects out of Peru, adding them to the collections of the Yale Peabody Museum. Analyses of the Yale Peruvian Expedition’s work

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