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Simpson Center for the Humanities

B/ordering Violence Speakers and Themes

Spring Quarter 2013:
Indigenous Perspectives on Political Boundaries

April 11-12, 2013
Theme: Mapping Sovereignty: Indigenous Borderlands
Speakers: Audra Simpson (Anthropology, Columbia University) and Ofelia Zepeda (American Indian Studies, University of Arizona)

May 2-3, 2013
Theme: Extracting Sovereignty: Extractive Industries Across the Americas
Speaker: Luis Vittor (Coordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indígenas, Peru)

May 23-24, 2013
Theme: Borders of Kinship: Species/Race/Indigeneity
Speakers: Noenoe Silva (Political Science, University of Hawai’i, Manoa), Johathan Goldberg-Hiller (Social Sciences, Public Policy Center, University of Hawai’i, Manoa), and Kim Tallbear (Environmental Sciences, University of California, Berkeley)

Fall Quarter 2012:
The Discourses and Practices of Policing Borders

October 8-9, 2012
Theme: Re-Mapping Borderlands Studies
Speaker: María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo (Social &Cultural Analysis, New York University)

October 25-26, 2012
Theme: Protecting the Homeland? Constructing Borders and Border Crises
Speaker: Alicia Schmidt Camacho (American Studies and Ethnicity, Race, & Migration, Yale University)

November 29-30, 2012

Theme: Caribbean Borders: Near and Far
Speakers: Robin Derby (History, University of California, Los Angeles) and Juan Flores (Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University)

Winter Quarter 2013:
Gendered Violence in the Borderlands

January 17-18, 2013
Theme: Are Borders Bad for Women? 

Speaker: Shannon Speed (Anthropology, University of Texas)

February 7-8, 2013
Theme: Political Economies of Violence, Sex, and Drugs
Speaker: Nicole Guidotti-Hernández (American Studies, University of Texas)

February 28-March 1, 2013
Theme: Border Patrols of Popular Culture
Speaker: William Nericcio (English and Comparative Literature & Chicana/o Studies, San Diego State University)

Spring Quarter 2013:
Indigenous Perspectives on Political Boundaries

April 11-12, 2013

Theme: Mapping Sovereignty: Indigenous Borderlands

May 2-3, 2013
Theme: Extracting Sovereignty: Extractive Industries Across the Americas

May 23-24, 2013
Theme: Borders of Kinship: Species/Race/Indigeneity