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Interseminars | Macarena Gómez-Barris: “Unwriting the Colonial Anthropocene”

Event Type
Humanities Research Institute
Levis Faculty Center, Room 300
Apr 4, 2023   7:30 pm  
Macarena Gómez-Barris (Modern Culture and Media, Brown University)
Humanities Research Institute
Originating Calendar

This talk is part of the Interseminars event series.


Macarena Gómez-Barris is a writer and scholar with a focus on the decolonial environmental humanities, authoritarianism and extractivism, queer Latine epistemes, media environments, cultural theory and artistic practice.

She is author of four books including, The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives (Duke University Press, 2017) that examines five scenes of ruinous extractive capitalism. Beyond the Pink Tide: Art and Political Undercurrents in the Américas (UC Press 2018), a text of critical hope about the role of submerged art and solidarity in troubled times. She is also author of Where Memory Dwells: Culture and State Violence in Chile (2009), and co-editor with Herman Gray of Towards a Sociology of a Trace (2010). She is series editor with Diana Taylor of Dissident Acts at Duke University Press.

Her forthcoming book is At the Sea’s Edge (Duke University Press) considers colonial oceanic transits and the generative space between land and sea. She received the Pratt Institute Research Recognition Award (2021-2022) and the University of California, Santa Cruz Distinguished Alumni Award (2021-2022). She is the author of dozens of esssays and curatorial events. She was founder and director of Global South Center, NYC.

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