Northwestern University

Dec
1
Thu 12:00 PM

Miranda Johnson: An Indigenous Commonwealth? Rights, Courts, and the Dialogics of Settler Colonialism

When: Thursday, December 1, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

Where: University Hall, Hagstrum Room (201), 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Gina Giliberti  

Group: Global Politics and Religion Research Group (Buffett Institute)

Co-Sponsor(s):
Department of Political Science
Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Academic

Description:

An Indigenous Commonwealth? Rights, Courts, and the Dialogics of Settler Colonialism

Dr. Johnson's work engages questions of indigenous historical agency, identity, and rights in legal, social, and political contexts. Her first book, The Land is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State (Oxford University Press, 2016), chronicles the extraordinary story of indigenous activism in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand in the 20th century. Taking their claims for land and identity to law in the 1970s, indigenous peoples opened up a new political space for the negotiation of their rights, provoking debates about national identity and belonging that changed settler states.

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