Aesthetic Practices as Indigenous Actions: Public Lecture and Workshop by Dr. Jolene Rickard

The Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis (CTCA) is pleased to announce the visit of Dr. Jolene Rickard, celebrated and innovative art historian, artist, and professor. Dr. Rickard’s artistic and academic work explores issues of indigeneity within a global context. Her public lecture at the National Gallery of Canada and her workshop at Carleton University will focus on the intersection between indigeneity, migration, and diaspora.

Dr. Rickard (Tuscarora Nation) is an Associate Professor at Cornell University where she directs the American Indian Program and teaches courses including “The Museum & the Other,” “Indigenous Art, Film & New Media: Anti-Colonial Studies,” and “Photography & the Colonial Gaze.” She has been an artist in residence at Banff, and a participant in the Sydney Biennale, as well as the Te Tihi Scholar/Artist Gathering in Aotearoa / New Zealand. Dr. Rickard’s research is concerned with indigeneity across political borders. Her forthcoming book, Visualizing Sovereignty, deals with the Americas, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia, and proposes a new approach to indigenous aesthetics. Dr. Rickard is currently a recipient of a Ford Foundation Research Grant.

Thursday November 17, 2016
Public Lecture:
“Aesthetic Practices as Indigenous Actions”

National Gallery of Canada
6:00-8:00 pm

Friday November 18, 2016
“Intersectionalities: Indigenous, Diasporic, and Global Discourses”

Carleton University, Dunton Tower 2017
9:30-11:30 am

Lunch will be provided for workshop participants

Both events are free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

Please join us for a lively interdisciplinary conversation about building solidarities and understanding nuances across borders and peoples.

CTCA is a research hub that brings together scholars and students working with transnational approaches to studies in the humanities. In 2016-2017 our research focus is on the intersection between indigeneity, migration, and diaspora.

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