NOTHING COMMON ABOUT ‘THE COMMONS’: SETTLER COLONIALISM AND THE POLITICS OF INDIGENOUS LAND DISPOSSESSION LECTURE BY KĒHAULANI KAUANUI

Wed, October 9, 2013 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Smith-Buonanno Room 106

Native American and Indigenous Studies at Brown (NAISAB) will be hosting a year long lecture series. Our first guest is Kēhaulani Kauanui, an Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology at Wesleyan University, where she teaches on colonialism, Native sovereignty and critical race studies. She earned her PhD in History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2000. Kauanui is the author of Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity (Duke University Press, 2008), and is currently writing her second book, Thy Kingdom Come? The Paradox of Hawaiian Sovereignty, a critical study of gender, sexuality, and nationalism. She is one of six co-founders of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, established in 2008, and has also worked as producer and host of a public affairs radio program, “Indigenous Politics: From Native New England and Beyond,” and an anarchist politics radio show, “Horizontal Power Hour.” Her talk, titled “Nothing Common about ‘the Commons’: Settler Colonialism and the Politics of Indigenous Land Dispossession” is sponsored by the CV Starr Lectureship.

This lecture is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. Please support Native American and Indigenous Studies at Brown University (NAISAB) and I hope to see some of you there!

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