2017 Miranda Joseph Endowed Lecture

Dr. Macarena Gómez-Barris "The Extractive Zone: Queer Decolonial Femme Perspectives in the Américas"

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm

Presenter(s): Dr. Macarena Gómez-Barris

Location: Center for Creative Photography & UAMA

6:30pm at the Center for Creative Photography followed by a reception
at the University of Arizona Museum of Art
1030 Olive Rd.
UAMA: 1031 North Olive Rd.

For the 2017 Miranda Joseph Endowed Lecture, Dr. Gómez-Barris puts decolonial queer of color discussions in conversation with new turns in comparative Indigeneities to show resistance to extractive capitalism, terra nullius and militarization in the face of ongoing coloniality. This lecture will focus on three sites in the Américas through analysis of film, photographs and activist coalitional work arguing for the importance of learning and thinking across the hemisphere

Macarena Gómez-Barris is Chairperson of Social Science and Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute, Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. She teaches and writes on decolonial queer approaches to memory studies, comparative hemispheric Indigeneities, racial and extractive capitalism through social and cultural theory, art, film, and social movements. She is author of the forthcoming books, The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives (Durham: Duke University Press, Fall 2017), and Beyond the Pink Tide: Imagining the Political in the Américas (University of California Press, March 2017). She is also author of Where Memory Dwells: Culture and State Violence in Chile (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009), and co-editor, with Herman Gray of Towards a Sociology of a Trace (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010). Macarena is the co-editor of Las Américas Quarterly a special issue of The American Quarterly with Licia Fiol-Matta (Fall 2014). Her work has appeared (or is forthcoming) in Radical History ReviewGLQ, Journal of Visual CultureSociological Forum, and The Media Fields Journal amongst numerous other venues. She was Fulbright Fellow in Quito-Ecuador FLACSO during 2014-2015, and visiting professor in Latino Studies at NYU.

This year's MJEL lecture committee: Liliana C. Gonzalez (Doctoral Candidate, Spanish and Portuguese); Prof. Adela C. Licona (English), and Prof. Frank Galarte (Gender and Women's Studies).

This year's Miranda Joseph Endowed Lectures is generously co-sponsored by the following: