[PAST EVENT] What Is To Be Done in Necropolitical US Higher Education (ZOOM Discussion)  

May 6, 2021
3:30pm - 5pm
Anti-Racist Student Intervention at W&M's Jefferson Statue
Anti-Racist Student Intervention at W&M's Jefferson Statue

Decolonizing Humanities and the Department of Modern Language and Literature’s Bellini Lecture Series have organized a semester long workshop examining how coloniality, settler-colonialism, and decoloniality within “North American” and global context intersect with teaching and learning at William & Mary. We will explore how our various positions function to ensure settler-colonial, capitalist, white-supremacist and cis-heteronormative patriarchal futures.  This faculty discussion will think about actionable plans that would allow us to take concrete steps to contribute to the decolonization of our lives at W&M (including thinking about ways to concretely recognize indigenous sovereignty) and how our own teaching may work to recenter knowledge of the Global South that disrupts racial capitalism,  settler colonialism and neo-colonialism, and cis-heteropatriarchy.


Thursday MAY 6 3:30-5pm:

What Is To Be Done within Necropolitical US Higher Education

Faculty Discussion, Zoom.

READING: Fred Moten and Stefano Harney, “The University and the Undercommons,” in The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study (2013); pp. 22-43.

Open to Faculty (Students welcome but must contact Prof. Stephen Sheehi.) 


Prof. Stephen Sheehi, [[spsheehi]]