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April 2 The Work of Settler Colonialism

The Work of Settler Colonialism
– an interdisciplinary symposium –

April 2, 2016. 10am-5pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Elebash Recital Hall
New York, NY

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required.
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Recent years have witnessed the growth of ‘settler colonialism’ as an organizing concept within North American academic and activist circles, emphasizing the continued occupation of Indigenous lands and the necessity of foregrounding land-based decolonization, Indigenous political and cultural resurgence, and the sovereignty of First Nations. Meanwhile, the unending crises of neoliberal capitalism have fostered new forms of labor action, popular confrontations with austerity, and a proliferation of scholarship on the history of capitalism. Despite the contemporaneous nature of these developments, little conversation exists between them. This symposium attempts to address the lacuna between these fields, and find productive gaps, tensions, and entry points.

The day includes 12 presentations and a keynote roundtable featuring J. Kēhaulani Kauanui, Glen Coulthard, Audra Simpson, Sandy Grande, and Dean Saranillio.

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Major sponsors: Graduate Center, CUNY; Advanced Research Collaborative, CUNY; Committee on Globalization and Social Change, CUNY.

Co-sponsors: Doctoral Students’ Council, CUNY; Center for Place Culture, and Politics, CUNY; Yale Group for the Study of Native America; Departments of Sociology, Anthropology, and History, Columbia University; Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia University; Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University; Center for American Studies, Columbia University