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Pacific Worlds Symposium: Indigeneity, Blackness, and Resistance ♥ ★

Friday, Jan 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Pacific Worlds Symposium:
Indigeneity, Blackness, and ResistanceN


Friday, January 22, 2021
12:00-2:00 p.m.

Engaging with trans-Oceanic studies, which understands oceans as matter and being, we bring the Black Pacific into conversation with the Black Atlantic and the Indian Ocean to consider not only the intimacy of continents but also the intimacies of oceans and islands. What new intellectual, political, and cultural work might we explore together when we center the Black Pacific in our visions of decolonial justice?

12:00-12:30 Conceptions of Blackness in Oceania

  • Moderator: Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi, assistant professor of Asian American studies, UCLA
  • Speaker: Joyce Pualani Warren, assistant professor of English, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Conversation Partners: Keith Camacho, associate professor of Asian American studies, UCLA, and Elizabeth DeLoughrey, professor of English, UCLA

12:35-1:05 Black Communities in the Pacific Americas

  • Moderator: Jayson Porter, doctoral student of history, Northwestern
  • Speaker: Anthony Jerry, assistant professor of anthropology, UCR
  • Conversation Partners: Alex Borucki, associate professor of history, UCI, and Sabrina Smith, assistant professor of history, UCM

1:10-2:00 Black Trans-Pacific Mobility

  • Moderator: Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, professor of Asian American studies, UCI
  • Speakers:  Nitasha Sharma, associate professor of African American studies, Northwestern, and Quito Swan, professor of Africana studies, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Conversation Partners: Simeon Man, associate professor of history, UCSD, and Daniel Widener, associate professor of history, UCSD

UCI Humanities Center and Latin American Studies Center
UCLA Asian American Studies and English
UCSD Institute for Arts and Humanities and Southeast Asian Studies
UC Humanities Network
Dr. Anthony Jerry’s Talk is supported by the UC Humanities Consortium Junior Scholar Exchange between UC Irvine and UC Riverside, funded by UCHRI.