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CED Event: Tiffany Lethabo King

When: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
5:15 PM - 10:00 PM Central

Where: Online

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

Contact: Patrick Lile   847.467.4696

Group: Radio/TV/Film

Co-Sponsor: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Fine Arts


Join the Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) for an online event with Tiffany Lethabo King(Georgia State University), where she will give a lecture on her book The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies(Duke University Press 2019).

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

5:15 PM CST

Register for the online event

In The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies(Duke University Press 2019), King conceptualizes the shoal as a space where Black and Native literary traditions, politics, theory, critique, and art meet in productive, shifting, and contentious ways. In outlining the convergences and disjunctions between Black and Native thought and aesthetics, King identifies the potential to create new epistemologies, lines of critical inquiry, and creative practices.

Nitasha Sharma, Associate Professor in African American Studies and Asian American Studies, will moderate a conversation with King following the lecture.

King’s lecture is the third installment of CED’s two-year speaker series, Survey: Contemplation. Control. Creativity.As many far and wide have noted, we are currently living amid crises of global health and climate, as well as blatant and systemic racial injustice, all of which are upending the comfort of those most privileged while unveiling insidious structures of oppression that continuously affect this country’s most vulnerable populations. CED’s continued focus on Surveyallows us to respond with urgency to the pressing conversations that are happening right now, across the nation, our own campus communities, and the greater Chicago area. 


CO-SPONSORED BY: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities | Black Arts Initiative | Center for African American History | Center for Global Culture and Communication | Department of African American Studies | Program in American Studies | Department of Art History | Critical Theory Cluster | Department of English | Gender and Sexuality Studies Program | Department of History | Latina and Latino Studies Program | Department of Radio/Television/Film | Department of Religious Studies | Rhetoric and Public Culture Program | Screen Cultures Program | Department of Sociology | The Graduate School | Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

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