Tuesday, March 3: Public Talk by Dr. Shannon Speed, “Incarcerated Stories: Indigenous Women Migrants and Violence in the Settler-Capitalist State.”

shannon_speeds_talk_on_incarcerated_storiesIn her talk, “Incarcerated Stories: Indigenous Women Migrants and Violence in the Settler-Capitalist State,” Dr. Shannon Speed explores the structural nature of the violence to which indigenous women migrants from Central America and Mexico are subjected, seemingly at every step. This exploration moves with the women migrants through space, considering how ideologies of gender, race, class and nationality function in conjunction with neoliberal market logics in the violence they experience at home, on their journey, and in the US through policing, detention, and human trafficking.

Dr. Shannon Speed is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, director of the American Indian Studies Center (AISC), professor of Gender Studies and Anthropology at UCLA, and the current president of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA).

Dr. Speed’s talk takes place on Tuesday, March 3 at 3:30 pm in RLP 1.302E and is sponsored by The Gender, Race, Indigeneity, Disability, and Sexuality Studies Initiative (GRIDS) from the College of Liberal Arts at UT Austin, of which the Program in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) is a member.

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