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Spring 2022 Anschutz Lecture: Tiffany King

Tiffany King, Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies; Visiting Associate Professor of Program in American Studies

April 12, 2022 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 010 East Pyne

Effron Center for the Study of America; Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies

“Emergent Ecologies: In the Tense of a Black and Indigenous Feminist ‘Future-Now’”

Tiffany King’s 2022 Anschutz lecture will attend to the keywords “futurity,” “ecologies,” and “experimentation” as they circulate within Black and Indigenous feminist traditions. Reflecting on the spring course “Black and Indigenous Feminist Survival and Experimentation in the Americas” as well as her own practices of ecological reorientation, King will consider the ways that Black and Indigenous feminisms reveal alternative orders of relation that are available in our decolonial present(s).


Spring 2022 Anschutz Distinguished Fellow Tiffany King is associate professor of women, gender and sexuality at the University of Virginia. Her work is animated by abolitionist and decolonial traditions within Black studies and Native/Indigenous studies. She is the author of The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies (Duke University Press, 2020) which won the Lora Romero First Book Prize. She also co-edited Otherwise Worlds: Against Settler Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism (Duke University Press, 2021).

In her forthcoming work, Red and Black Alchemies of Flesh: Conjuring A Decolonial and Abolitionist Now, King turns to the connective threads that bring Black queer feminist and Indigenous/Native queer feminist traditions into intimate and erotic relations. The book project conceptualizes a Black and Indigenous “analytics of the flesh” to think and feel with Black and Indigenous feminist and queer poetics, critique, dreams, ecologies, and praxis as sites of rupture that expose existing decolonial and abolitionist presents and futures.

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