Indigenous Feminism and Settler Sovereignty: Responding to Idle No More
Scott L. Morgensen, Associate Professor of Gender Studies at Queen’s University, will give an informative lecture and presentation followed by a question and answer session.
Art Exhibit Room, Macmillan Hall
Scott L. Morgensen, Associate Professor of Gender Studies at Queen’s University, will give a lecture titled "Indigenous Feminism and Settler Sovereignty: Responding to Idle No More" at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Art Exhibit Room of Macmillan Hall. The lecture at Wells will be followed by a question-and-answer session for attendees. This event is free, and all are welcome to attend.
Professor Morgensen is an ethnographer and historian of social movements. His work examines how political communities struggle over differences, challenge or reproduce oppressions, and confront solidarity and alliance. His past and present research examines how racism and settler colonialism shape queer/trans communities in North America. An interdisciplinary scholar trained in Feminist Studies, Morgensen engages the theories and methods of Indigenous, women of color, and transnational feminisms in his work.
His first book, "Spaces between Us: Queer Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Decolonization," was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2011, and won the 2012 Ruth Benedict Book Prize “Honorable Mention” from the Association for Queer Anthropology. He is co-editor of the collection Queer Indigenous Studies, and of “Karangatia: Calling Out Gender and Sexuality in Settler Societies,” a special issue of Settler Colonial Studies. He is also co-editor of Journal of Critical Race Inquiry.