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Moving Offshore

Friday, February 21, 3:30 pm
Devoe Moore Conference Room, Bellamy 150E

The Department of Geography Shaw Lecture series and Spring Colloquium 2020 presents a talk by Assistant Professor Tiffany Lethabo King of the Georgia State University Department of African-American Studies.

King's lecture draws from chapters of her book "The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies" and focuses on "Black and Native ecologies of possibility."

In her book, King uses the shoal - an offshore geologic formulation that is neither land nor sea - as a metaphor, mode of critique and methodology to theorize the encounter between Black studies and Native studies. King conceptualizes the shoal as a space where Black and Native literary traditions, politics, theory, critique and art meet in productive, shifting and contentious ways.