Against Home in the Settler Colony
Please join ENTANGLEMENT: STRANGE LIFE for "Against Home in the Settler Colony ," a lecture by Julietta Singh, Professor of English and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at University of Richmond.
What does "home" mean in the settler colony, and how does that term come to resound differently for and across communities? How might our homes-the places we grew up and the places we now inhabit-become spaces of explicitly anticolonial dwelling? Through her new collaborative feature-length documentary, THE NEST, Julietta Singh turns to the architecture of the settler colony to ignite trans-cultural and trans-historical anticolonial feminist kinships. Displacing the legacies of home passed down by the heteronuclear family and through the settler state, THE NEST intimately examines the architecture of Singh's childhood home to reframe Canadian history as a story of entangled, subjugated, and politically charged feminist and minoritized lives.
Julietta Singh is a decolonial scholar and nonfiction writer whose work engages the enduring global effects of colonization through attention to ecology, inheritance, race, gender and sexuality. She works and teaches across the fields of postcolonial and decolonial studies, queer studies, the ecological humanities, experimental feminisms, and creative nonfictions. Her academic work has been published in South Atlantic Quarterly, Women & Performance, Social Text, Cultural Critique, and Studies in Gender and Sexuality, among others. She is the recent recipient of the American Council for Learned Societies Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship (held at Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Sexuality and Gender), and delivers keynotes, lectures, and creative workshops internationally. She currently serves as the Stephanie Bennett-Smith Chair of Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies.
STRANGE LIFE is part of The Entanglement Project, a multi-stranded initiative at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute focused on race, health, and climate.