A Black Feminist Consideration of Animal Life
Sharon P. Holland is the Townsend Ludington Distinguished Professor in American Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the author of Raising the Dead: Readings of Death and (Black) Subjectivity, Crossing Waters/ Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country, and The Erotic Life of Racism. She is currently working on a book that examines philosophical distinctions between human and animals in order to ask about the relationship of “blackness” to notions of animality.
The 2021-2022 Altman Program invites the Miami University community to explore the persistence of racism in its cultural, political, and institutional forms. What is the history of race as an idea and a social category? How did it transform systems of law, administration, and representation into vehicles for subjugating entire groups of people? How does racism work today? What is its relation to systems of caste and meritocracy? To citizenship and mobility? How can emerging humanities scholarship help us interrogate its evolution and frustrating persistence? And what measures can we take to create a more inclusive and equitable society?
Thursday, November 4 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Shriver Center, Dolibois Room
701 E. Spring St., Oxford, OH 45056