FUC 018: Tiffany Lethabo King

Start: Thursday, November 12, 202012:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)

End: Thursday, November 12, 2020 1:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)

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Tiffany Lethabo King, Associate Professor of African-American Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Georgia State University, joins us for FUC 018.

Her research is situated at intersections of slavery and indigenous genocide in the Americas. Tiffany’s book project The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies (Duke University Press, 2019) argues that scholarly traditions within Black Studies that examine Indigenous genocide alongside slavery in the Americas have forged ethical and generative engagements with Native Studies—and Native thought—that continue to reinvent the political imaginaries of abolition and decolonization. The book theorizes Black Studies—and Black thought—as an offshore formation, or shoal, that interrupts humanist traditions and impulses within the field of settler colonial studies.

Tiffany is co-editor of the an anthology Otherwise Worlds: Against Settler Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism (Duke University Press, 2020). This collection of essays features leading scholars in the fields of Black and Indigenous Studies in order to stage a conversation between Black and Indigenous thought and politics on “otherwise” terms that are less mediated by conquest and settler-colonial logics.

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