The Here and Now of Dispossession: A Social Text Symposium

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
120 High Street (SML), Memorabilia Room See map
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Sponsored by RITM

A one-day symposium related to the publication of Social Text issue 135. “Economies of Dispossession: Indigeneity, Race, and Capitalism,” featuring issue editors, authors, and other scholars.

Symposium schedule below:

Opening Remarks
10:00am-10:15am
Stephen Pitti, Professor of History and American Studies, Yale University

Panel 1 - HERE
10:15am-11:45am

Violability and Value: Rethinking Racial Capitalism through Indigenous Dispossession
Alyosha Goldstein, Professor of American Studies, University of New Mexico

Extractive Zones and Submerged Perspectives at the Sea’s Edge
Macarena Gómez-Barris, Chairperson of Social Science and Cultural Studies, Pratt University

Fail States: Dispossession and the Grounds of Relationality
Jodi A. Byrd, Associate Professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Illinois

Response
Rizvana Bradley, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies and African American Studies, Yale University

Panel 2 – NOW
1:00pm-2:30pm

Administrative Violence, Part I: Administrating Ideology, Queer of Color Critique, and the “New” Subject of Politics
Chandan Reddy, Associate Professor of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, University of Washington

Administrative Violence, Part II: The Open Secret of Racial Capitalist and Capitalist Colonizing Violence
Jodi Melamed, Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies, Marquette University

Citizenship and Refugee Status: Who “Possesses” the Right to Security?
Maria Josefina Saldaña-Portillo, Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University

Response
Daniel Martinez HoSang, Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration, Yale University

Closing Remarks
2:30pm-3:00pm
David Kazanjian, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania