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CHE Environmental Colloquium | Icy Matters: Race, Indigeneity, and Coloniality in Ice-Geographies

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CHE Environmental Colloquium: Jen Rose Smith

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 | 12:00–1:00pm CT | Online via Zoom | Register here

“Icy Matters: Race, Indigeneity, and Coloniality in Ice-Geographies”

Jen Rose Smith, a dAXunhyuu (Eyak) assistant professor in the American Indian Studies Program and Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, will discuss critical Native Studies approaches to thinking through ice in three ways. First, ice as a material entity and a terrain of conflict; second, ice as a cultural and scientific imaginary; and third, ice as an analytic that produces a temporalized, universal logic of human historicity and futurity.