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March 29, 2024 9:00 am - March 30, 2024 5:00 pm ET

Crossroads VII- Comparative Indigeneities

Join us March 29 & 30, 2024

Guest Speaker: Kiara M. Vigil, PhD, professor of American Studies at Amherst College, "Dakota Storywork: Disentangling Entertainment, Labor and Activism."


In the seventh edition of the Crossroads Graduate Student Conference in Comparative Literature, we aim to foreground indigeneity as a key theoretical framework for investigating and challenging systems of oppression and as an invaluable component of studies in literature, film, and other media. lndigeneity unsettles colonial mechanisms and intervenes in such contentious discourses as subjectivity, domination, and environmental collapse. By looking at indigeneities comparatively, the conference seeks to underline the intrinsic pluralism and inclusivity of such modes of thinking, to consider indigeneity as a series of non-systems rather than a monolith, and to bring to the forefront the possibility of vibrant solidarity.