2013 Miranda Joseph Endowed Lecture

Andrea Smith, Ph.D.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 6:00pm


Please join us in welcoming Andrea Smith, Ph.D., 

Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at University of California-Riverside, who will be delivering the 2013 Miranda Joseph Annual Endowed Lecture and participating in several other events, March 7-8, all of which are free and open to the public. Details for all events below.

Surviving and Thriving in Academia as a Scholar-Activist: 

A Conversation with Andrea Smith

Thursday March 07, 2013

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Student Union Copper Room

Please join us for an informal conversation with Dr. Andrea Smith, the 2013 Miranda Joseph Lecture speaker. Dr. Smith has been an inspiration for scholars committed to combining social justice activism with their research. Come hear about her experiences and insights on integrating activism and scholarship, getting through the tenure process and creating supportive spaces. This event is open to all, but especially geared toward graduate students and junior faculty. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. 

Against Ethnographic Entrapment:  

Queering the Politics of Settler 


Thursday, March 7, 2013 


Center for Creative Photography Auditorium

1030 Olive Road Tucson, AZ 85721

Reception: 7:00pm-8:00pm

West lobby/patio of the School of Music

This talk will focus on how Native peoples are situated in a position of ethnographic entrapment within academia and activism. Borrowing from Rey Chow, the only rhetorical position offered to the Native is that of the "protesting ethnic": if we complain eloquently, the system will give us something. Building on Chow's work, the talk will then explore how another posture created within this economy is that of the self-reflexive (settler) subject. These self-reflexive subjects are frequently on display at various anti-racist venues in which they explain how much they learned about their complicity in settler colonialism and/or white supremacy because of their exposure to Native peoples. The subjectivity of the self-reflexive subject is reaffirmed against the foil of the "oppressed" people who provide the occasion for this self-reflection. The talk concludes by exploring alternatives to self-reflexivity for anti-racist/anti-colonial thought and practice that emerge from the intersections of queer and indigenous studies.

MalintZINE hosts

Andrea Smith: Accountability is Decolonial 

Fri, March 8, 2013 

Doors open at 6:00 PM 
Program: 6:30 pm to 8:00pm
John Valenzuela Youth Center 

1550 S 6th Ave 

Free and open to the public

Please join us for a community dialogue with Andrea Smith, co-founder of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence and a scholar-activist with many years of experience in anti-violence movements. This event will be hosted by MalintZINE: an online (and paper) zine by radical women and queer people of color based in Tucson, AZ. Please visit our blog athttp://malintzine.com


Professor Smith earned her bachelor's degree at Harvard University in Comparative Study of Religion, her Master's of Divinity at the Union Theological Seminary and her doctorate in History of Consciousness Studies at University of California, Santa Cruz. Professor Smith co-founded the group INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence and founded the Boarding School Healing Project. She is author of  Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide and Native Americans and the Christian Right: The Gendered Politics of Unlikely Alliance.  Smith has also edited The Color of Violence and The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Nonprofit Industrial Complex. Professor Smith currently serves as the U.S. Coordinator for the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians.

Co-sponsored by

Crossroads Collaborative

College of Fine Arts School of Music

Department of German Studies

School of Geography and Development

Department of Gender and Women's Studies