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Last Event: Thursday Oct. 22 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Toward a Liberatory Theory and Praxis: Speaker Dr. Marisa Duarte

Please join us for the second talk in the SHESC colloquia series: Activating Indigenous Feminist Networks for Change

Native women are playing key roles in developing digital networks that shape tribal sovereignty as well as Indigenous resistance. These networks are multi-faceted, prismatic and complex, and include Internet infrastructure, digital archives, social media interactions, technical innovations, gaming environments and blogs. Understanding the liberatory praxis of Indigenous relationality makes these digital networks more than assemblages of code and devices, and instead reveals their inner workings as vehicles toward Indigenous futures, autonomies and alterities.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Marisa Elena Duarte (Pascua Yaqui/Chicanx) is an assistant professor in the School of Social Transformation. Her 2017 book "Network Sovereignty: Building the Internet Across Indian Country" is about how tribes whose command over Internet infrastructure and regulation strengthens the power of Native nations to enforce tribal sovereignty. Her recent work includes sociotechnical and network analytic investigations of Indigenous digital tactics toward decolonial resistance. She teaches courses in justice theory, Indigenous methodologies and learning technologies for Native education through the School of Social Transformation.

About the SHESC colloquia series:
Through invited lectures by scholars from anthropology, global health, environmental social science, applied mathematics and other related fields, this colloquium series explores epistemological, methodological, political and ethical scholarly inquiry geared toward social transformation and human liberation.

It aims to highlight the work of contemporary scholars belonging to identities and traditions marginalized within mainstream Western academia who, through their work, confront neocolonial power structures. It features scholars who utilize critical theorizations and praxis rooted in the intellectual and existential experiences of oppressed and othered peoples to challenge long-standing norms of knowledge-production.

Marisa Duarte


For More Information Contact:

Meskerem Glegziabher
School of Human Evolution and Social Change