Decolonizing the Spatial Turn: Feminist of Color Geographies

Decolonizing the Spatial Turn: Feminist of Color Geographies working group will explore: How do women and queer of color scholar-activists conceive of key spatial concepts such as land, territory, the state, the urban, the body, and the intimate? How do they make sense of the spatialities of white supremacy, racial capitalism, settler colonialism, and heteropatriarchy? In what way do their geographical imaginations open up new political orders and world-views? We will engage Black, Indigenous, and transnational feminist scholars as well as activist groups such as the Audre Lorde Project and Black Lives Matter.

Decolonizing the Spatial Turn: Feminist of Color Geographies Events

3-4-2016 Event

Spatializing Sovereignty

03.04.2016 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM |  Bender Room (2nd floor of Carnegie Hall), Mills College

Please join us March 4th for our fourth annual symposium, “Spatializing Sovereignty.” This symposium seeks explorations of how sovereignty is spatialized at all levels, from the power of mapping, to the affects and “erotics of sovereignty” (Rifkin 2012), to the praxis of sovereign polities. How do variously defined geographies determine the limitations and possibilities of sovereignty as concept, as process, and as discursive and political strategy?

This year the symposium features a diverse range of scholars and artists giving academic presentations, artist talks, and film screenings engaging questions of sovereignty at various scales. We will have opening remarks by Johnella LaRose, co-founder of Indian People Organizing for Change, and two keynote lectures:

2:00 PM: Gelare Khoshgozaran, writer and multi-disciplinary artist

5:00 PM: Electric Lights, Tourist Sights: Gendering Dispossession and Settler Colonial Infrastructure at the Niagara Falls
Dr. Mishuana Goeman, American Indian Studies and Gender Studies, UCLA

Click here for the full program.

Organized by Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life and the Decolonizing the Spatial Turn: Feminist of Color Geographies - CRG Research Working Group.