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February 13, 2023

Lecture by scholar Tiffany King at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17

Submitted by Karin Westman

Tiffany King

Tiffany King will speak about abolitionist and decolonial traditions within Black studies and Native/Indigenous studies at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 via Zoom. Registration is free but required at tinyurl.com/kingkstate.

King's lecture is part of the English department's 32nd annual Cultural Studies Symposium.

King is the Barbara and John Glynn Research Professorship in Democracy and Equity and associate professor of women, gender and sexuality at the University of Virginia. Her books include "The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies," Duke University Press, 2020, which won the Lora Romero First Book Prize, and the co-edited "Otherwise Worlds: Against Settler Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism," Duke University Press, 2021.

"Tiffany King's dual considerations of Black and Native studies makes visible the interconnectedness not only of Native and Black literature and film, but also of Native and Black lives," said Lisa Tatonetti, professor of English. "By rereading texts that range from monuments to maps to movies, she asks readers to reconsider these important connections and pushes us to see differently. King's work, and its demand for connection, is what we need in a world that too often pushes us apart."

Greg Eiselein, professor of English and director of K-State First, agrees.

"Dr. Tiffany King is one of the most innovative and daring voices in contemporary cultural studies," said Eiselein. "Her work brings together Indigenous studies and Black studies in ways that challenge and enlarge our thinking about ethics, our relationships with others and the land." 

For more information about King's work, visit her website.

The event is sponsored by the English department in the College of Arts and Sciences and the department's graduate track in cultural studies

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