Area Studies and Indigenous Ways of Knowing Fellows Symposium

Read on to learn about this upcoming Fellows Symposium, presented by the Jackson School of International Studies. Come listen to fellow graduate students present their research findings!  

Area Studies and Indigenous Ways of Knowing Fellows Symposium, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Symposium

  • When: Friday Nov. 6th, 2015
  • Where: Lake Washington Room, University Club, University of Washington
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

This symposium and its participants are sponsored by a grant from the College of Arts and Science to provide funding for faculty, researchers and students to reimagine the field of area studies in the 21st century. The grant, Area and International Studies Initiative, seeks to generate new ideas about how area and global studies can be organized and conducted at the University of Washington in the decades to come.

The fellowship project is part of a broad effort to re-think the epistemological, methodological and geographical orientations of area studies, and explore the transformational encounters with Native and Indigenous intellectual traditions and frameworks. Fellows developed projects that engage central and long-standing debates in area studies research like sovereignty, governance, territory, natural resource management, social movements, and security (to name only a few) and put these in dialogue with knowledge-systems, intellectual traditions, and Native knowledge-production as they take place in various sites throughout the world. Funding support for this project was provided by a grant from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Graduate fellows will briefly present their research findings and we’d love to have you attend. You may come and go as you please and plenty of food will be provided. This is an open event and no RSVP is required. Program and abstracts are attached. 

Program: Each Fellow will have 10 minutes to summarize her/his findings. The two respondents will then have 10 minutes each to provide their comments. A 10-minute open discussion will follow with the Fellow having the first opportunity to speak. There will be a 5-minute health break before the next presentation.

  • 10-10:15 a.m. – Welcome/Introductions – Vincent Gallucci, Canadian Studies Center/Arctic and International Affairs, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS); and Jose Antonio Lucero, Chair, Latin America and Caribbean Studies; Adjunct Associate Professor of American Indian Studies and Geography; Affiliate Faculty in the Comparative History of Ideas
  • 10:15-11 a.m. – Laura Maria De Vos, Ph.D. program, English (research advisor, Dian Million, American Indian Studies), “Coastal and Coast Salish Peoples’ Affective Epistemologies And Praxes of Sovereignty: A New Approach For Area Studies.” Second Respondent: Tony Lucero, Latin and Caribbean Studies, JSIS
  • 11-11:45 a.m.Jason Young, Ph.D. program, Geography (research advisor, Sarah Elwood-Faustino, Geography), ” Qanuqtuurunnarniq: Area Studies, Indigenous Ways of Knowing, and Digital Opportunities.” Second Respondent: Heather Nicol, 2015-16 UW Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies
  • 11:45-12:15 – Lunch!
  • 12:15-1 p.m. – Tatiana Kalaniopua Young, Ph.D. program, Anthropology (research advisor, Miriam Kahn, Anthropology), “Re-making the Passage Home: U.S. Occupation, Abandonment and Reclaiming National Lands in Contemporary Hawai’i.” Second Respondent: Dian Million, American Indian Studies
  • 1:00-1:45 p.m. – Patrick Lozar, Ph.D. program, History (research advisor, Alexandra Harmon, American Indian Studies), “Behind and Beyond the Line: Indigenous Peoples, Nation-States, and International Borders on the Columbia Plateau, 1890s-1910s.” Second Respondent: Christina Keppie, Western Washington University
  • 1:45-2:30 p.m. – Iris Crystal Viveros Avendano, Ph.D. program, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (research advisors, Angela Ginorio and Michelle Habell-Pallan, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies), “Mujer Remolino/Whirling Woman: A Decolonial Reinterpretation of Maria Sabina’s Healing Ceremonies and Chants.” Second Respondent: Maria Elena Garcia, Comparative History of Ideas, JSIS
  • 2:30-3 p.m. – Wrap Up Comments – Heather Nicol, Trent University and UW’s 2015-16 Canada Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies; and Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria

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