“The Political Economy of U.S. Tribal Citizenship in the 20th and 21st Centuries”
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin
Friday, 10 April 2015, 4 p.m.
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
The author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science (2013), Kim TallBear is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Native American and Indigenous Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She studies the racial politics of “gene talk” in science and popular culture. A former environmental planner, she has recently become interested in the similarities between Western constructions of nature and sexuality, particularly how “sex” and “nature” can be understood differently in indigenous worldviews. Dr. TallBear draws on indigenous, feminist, and queer theory in her teaching and research that focus on undermining the nature/culture split in Western society and its role in colonialism, racism, sexism, homophobia, environmental degradation, and speciesism. Dr. TallBear blogs about these topics and more at www.kimtallbear.com. She is a tribal citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota and is also descended from the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.
Lecture co-sponsored by:
Indigenous Studies Working Group
Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research