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Thursday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 10A, ACC

Indigenous Publics: Academic Freedom and Decolonial Scholarship

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Program arranged by the forum LLC Indigenous Literatures of the United States and Canada. Presiding: Jodi A. Byrd, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana

Speakers: Lourdes Alberto, Univ. of Utah; Warren Cariou, Univ. of Manitoba; Mishuana R. Goeman, Univ. of California, Los Angeles; Alyosha Goldstein, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Panelists discuss the state of American Indian and Indigenous studies in the face of attacks on academic freedom. The conditions through which scholars are now able to interrogate the rise of incarceration, militarization, conservatism, extractive colonialism, and racial capitalism have radically transformed. What possible futures exist for decolonial scholarship within or beyond the academy?

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