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American Studies Lecture Series: Mishuana Goeman

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 4:00 PM
Student Union Building - Fiesta A

Mishuana Goeman (Seneca) is the vice chair and associate professor of Gender Studies at UCLA. She is the author of Mark My Words: Native Women Mapping Our Nations and numerous articles and book chapters.

(Re)mapping Our Nations: Gendered Geographies and Native Narrative Markings

In this lecture, Dr. Goeman addresses concepts of spatial justice by asking the question, whose land is it that is deemed public by interests that have always been about the privatization of land and bodies? Goeman argues that we might (re)map the social, historical, political, and economical in these moments to include a critique of colonialism and imperialism. The geographic language employed in our work toward spatial justice has potential potency of unpacking neo-liberal accumulations of private wealth, but recognition of colonial restructuring of land and bodies must be recognized in this process.

This event is sponsored by the American Studies Dept., Feminist Research Institute (FRI), Institute for Native American Research (IFAIR), the English Dept., and Women Studies.

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