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Jenny L. Davis

Jenny L. Davis, Trickster Academy - Poetry Reading

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
HRI Animal Turn Research Cluster
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Sep 9, 2022   2:00 pm  
Speaker
Jenny L. Davis, Director of the Program in American Indian Studies and Associate Professor in Anthropology and AIS
Cost
Free and Open to the Public
Registration
Zoom Registration
Contact
Jane Desmond
E-Mail
desmondj@illinois.edu
Views
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Originating Calendar
American Indian Studies Program

Trickster Academy is a collection of poems that explore being Native in Academia—from land acknowledgement statements, to mascots, to the histories of using Native American remains in anthropology. Jenny L. Davis’ collection brings humor and uncomfortable realities together in order to challenge the academy and discuss the experience of being Indigenous in university classrooms and campuses. Organized around the premise of the Trickster Academy— a university space run by, and meant for training, Tricksters— this collection moves between the personal dynamics of a Two-Spirit/queer Indigenous woman in spaces where there are few, if any, others and a Trickster’s critique of those same spaces.

Jenny L. Davis is Director of the Program in American Indian Studies and Associate Professor in Anthropology and AIS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Daniel Heath Justice is Professor of Critical Indigenous Studies and English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia

Zoom Registration

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact Jane Desmond (desmondj@illinois.edu) or Jamie Jones (jaljones@illinois.edu).

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