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ENERGIES of LIBERATION series - Dr. Michelle Jacob (Univ. of Oregon, Author of The Auntie Way)

Michelle Jacob

When: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT

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

Cost: Free; public welcome

Contact: Professor Michael Turcios  

Group: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Academic


Dr. Michelle Jacob
University of Oregon
Author of The Auntie Way

Michelle M. Jacob is an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation and is Professor of Indigenous Studies and Director of the Sapsik’ʷałá (Teacher) Education Program in the Department of Education Studies at the University of Oregon. Michelle also serves as Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies, and Affiliated Faculty in the Environmental Studies Program. Michelle engages in scholarly and activist work that seeks to understand and work toward a holistic sense of health and well-being within Indigenous communities and among allies who wish to engage decolonization.


The ENERGIES of LIBERATION speaker series is part of the course, "Film, Media, and Liberation Movements" (Radio/TV/Film 398), taught by Dr. Michael Anthony Turcios, Winter quarter 2023. Dr. Turcios is a recipient of an ENERGIES Dialogue  course enhancement grant from the Kaplan Humanities Institute.

The series includes four talks (see below). Guests are invited to join this class for an hour to hear distinguished scholars share how principles of liberation guide their scholarship and creativity.

Please RSVP for the dates that interest you, and indicate whether you are interested for in-person or virtual attendance. Details will then be sent closer to the date of each event. RSVP at
Contact Dr. Michael Anthony Turcios at

Full Speaker series lineup (links connect to event descriptions)
Dr. Michelle Jacob - University of Oregon
Author of The Auntie Way
Tuesday, January 24
11:30 am CT

Dr. Elisabeth R. Anker - The George Washington University
Author of Ugly Freedoms
Tuesday, January 31
11:00 am CT

Dr. Monica De La Torre - Arizona State University
Author of Feminista Frequencies
Tuesday, February 14
11:00 am CT

RADI the Poet - Award-winning poet
Author of One Name, All Caps: RADI
Tuesday, March 7
11:00 am CT

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