[talk] Quechua Geographies: Prof. Sandy Grande (UConn)

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[talk] Quechua Geographies: Between Academia and Indigeneity
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 – 4:30pm

Online event – Free

Professor Grande will draw continuities between her life and experiences as a Quechua national born and raised in the U.S. and her journey through the academy. She will share some writing from her current book project on Indigenous Elders and Aging, which draws upon and moves between her scholarly and family life.

This event is part of the  Latin American and Latinx Studies External Speaker Series 2020-21, also part of the Native American Heritage Month activities. Hosted by the Quechua Language Program at the University of Pennsylvania

About the speaker:

Sandy Grande is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. Her research and teaching interfaces Native American and Indigenous Studies with critical theory toward the development of more nuanced analyses of the colonial present. She was recently awarded the Ford Foundation, Senior Fellowship (2019-2020) for a project on Indigenous Elders and aging. Her book, Red Pedagogy: Native American Social and Political Thought was published in a 10th anniversary edition and a Portuguese translation is anticipated to be published in Brazil in 2021. She has also published numerous book chapters and articles including: Accumulation of the Primitive: The Limits of Liberalism and the Politics of Occupy Wall Street, The Journal of Settler Colonial Studies; Refusing the University in Toward What Justice?; “American Indian Geographies of Identity and Power,” Harvard Educational Review; and, “Red-ding the Word and the World” In, Paulo Freire’s Intellectual Roots: Toward Historicity in Praxis. She is also a founding member of New York Stands for Standing Rock, a group of scholars and activists that works to forward the aims of Native American and Indigenous sovereignty and resurgence. As one of their projects, they published the Standing Rock Syllabus. In addition to her scholarly work she has provided eldercare for her parents for over ten years and remains the primary caregiver for her 92-yr. old father.

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