Earl and Edna Stice Feminist Lecture
Tiffany Lethabo King, Ph.D. - "Other Intimacies: Black and Native Feminist Flesh"
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 3:00 p.m.
Please register for the event here: https://tinyurl.com/sticesp2021
Tiffany Lethabo King, Ph.D. is the Earl and Edna Stice Feminist Lecturer of Social Justice for 2021. Dr. King's lecture is titled "Other Intimacies: Black and Native Feminist Flesh." King will be presenting new work from her new project Red and Black Alchemies of Flesh: Conjuring a Decolonial and Abolitionist Now.
Tiffany (Lethabo) King’s research is situated at intersections of slavery and indigenous genocide in the Americas. King’s book project The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies (Duke University Press, 2019) argues that scholarly traditions within Black Studies that examine Indigenous genocide alongside slavery in the Americas have forged ethical and generative engagements with Native Studies—and Native thought—that continue to reinvent the political imaginaries of abolition and decolonization. The book theorizes Black Studies—and Black thought—as an offshore formation, or shoal, that interrupts humanist traditions and impulses within the field of settler colonial studies. King also co-edited an anthology titled Otherwise Worlds: Against Settler Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism that is forthcoming from Duke University Press (Spring 2020). This collection of essays features leading scholars in the fields of Black and Indigenous Studies in order to stage a conversation between Black and Indigenous thought and politics on “otherwise” terms that are less mediated by conquest and settler-colonial logics.
Stice Lecture organized by Dr. Bettina Judd.