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Writing Against the Colonial Anthropocene

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Thursday, March 30, 2023
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Macarena Gómez-Barris, Brown University
Climate Change, Decolonization, and Global Blackness

Please join the Climate Change, Decolonization, and Global Blackness Lab (CCDGB) at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute for our 2022-23 speaker series. CCDGB is part of The Entanglement Project, a new FHI initiative focused on the intersections of race, health, and climate.

Most talks are hybrid:
- In-person registration (w/ COVID safety info):
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The CCDGB speaker series is co-sponsored by the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability and the Nicholas School of the Environment.

In this lecture, Prof. Gómez-Barris explores a few liquid and territorial scenes in relation to what she has called the colonial Anthropocene, What forms of submerged existence need excavation? How can we reframe knowledge production and praxis in relation to the assumed problem of the human's future?

Macarena Gómez-Barris is a writer and scholar with a focus on the decolonial environmental humanities, authoritarianism and extractivism, queer Latine epistemes, media environments, cultural theory and artistic practice. She is author of four books including, The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives (Duke University Press, 2017) that examines five scenes of ruinous extractive capitalism. Beyond the Pink Tide: Art and Political Undercurrents in the Américas (UC Press 2018), a text of critical hope about the role of submerged art and solidarity in troubled times. She is also author of Where Memory Dwells: Culture and State Violence in Chile (2009), and co-editor with Herman Gray of Towards a Sociology of a Trace (2010). She is series editor with Diana Taylor of Dissident Acts at Duke University Press. She is working on two new books. Macarena is Chair of Modern Culture and Media and Timothy C. Forbes and Anne S. Harrison University Professor at Brown University.

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