The Critical Race Theory Seminar welcomes Professor Audra Simpson, author of Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States.
Mohawk Interruptus (Duke University Press, 2014) is a bold challenge to dominant thinking in the fields of Native studies and anthropology. Combining political theory with ethnographic research among the Mohawks of Kahnawà:ke, a reserve community in what is now southwestern Quebec, Audra Simpson examines their struggles to articulate and maintain political sovereignty through centuries of settler colonialism.
About the author
Audra Simpson is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. Her book Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States (Duke University Press) garnered several “first book” awards and honourable mentions. She is co-editor of the collection Theorizing Native Studies, (Duke University Press). She is the recipient of fellowships and awards from Fulbright, the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Dartmouth College, the American Anthropological Association, Cornell University and the School for Advanced Research.
Coffee and snacks will be served.
Professor Simpson’s visit is co-sponsored by the Law Teaching Network and the Annie MacDonald Langstaff Series, and supported by the Margot E. Halpenny Fund.