HDDH | "Indigeneities," led by Josie Saldana and Dean Saranillio

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Thursday, December 4, 2014
3:00pm – 4:45pm

Hemispheric Dialogues invites key thinkers to lead a discussion about some of the pressing issues of our time. The series envisions informal yet sustained dialogue among faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, artists, and members of the community.

Tea and cookies will be served.

For this Hemispheric Dialogue, our facilitators have suggested the viewing and reading the following: 

— Water, Tears Flow After Decade Long Battle at ʻĪao
Hemo Wai Bros. " 'Aina Warriors"
Indigenous but not Indian? Chicana/Os and the Politics of Indigeneity by Maria Eugenia Cotera and and Maria Josefina Saldaña-Portillo (RSVP here to receive this reading via email)

Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU. She has published several articles, in the U.S. and Latin America, on revolutionary subjectivity, trade liberalization and the drug economy, and on racial formation and indigeneity in the United States and Mexico. Saldaña-Portillo co-edited an anthology with Marisa Belausteguigoitia Ruis on indigenous women's leadership in preserving biodiversity and land tenure in Latin American. Entitled Des/posesión: Género, Territorio, y luchas por la naturaleza, it is due out with Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Press (2014). Her second single-authored book, Indian Given: The Racial Geographies of Mexico, the United States, and the Border, a transnational and comparative analysis of the distinct racial ideologies in the U.S. and Mexico, is due out in 2015 with Duke University Press.

Dean Saranillio is an assistant professor of Asian/Pacific/American studies in the department of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU. He is currently working on a manuscript titled Unsustainable Empire: Hawai‘i Statehood and the Liberal Politics of Empire Building, that situates the admission of Hawai‘i as a U.S. state at the crossroads of U.S. empire, where settler state formation in North America and U.S. imperialist expansion into Asia and Oceania convene.