Intersections: Place/Policy & Culture/Capitalism
A Native American Studies Symposium
This symposium, organized around the broad themes of place, policy, capitalism, and culture are meant to evoke current directions in the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies. The purpose of this symposium, the first of its kind at the University of Virginia, is to bring together leading scholars across disciplines to share their current research, to begin a fruitful dialog among scholars and attendees, and to introduce the rich field of Native American and Indigenous Studies to the University of Virginia and the Charlottesville community. Therefore, students, faculty, staff, community members, and tribal members are welcome to attend and participate in discussion.
Intersections: Place/Policy & Culture/Capitalism arrives on Grounds during a time of continued critical discussions on race, history, monuments, and memorialization after the events of August 2017, moving beyond the black-white binary. More, just weeks ago in an historic event, six Virginia Indian tribes received federal recognition when the president signed legislation that has passed both houses of Congress. Therefore, the aim of this symposium - to initiate conversation about a range of concepts, questions, and critical practices in the field that are often separated by disciplinary boundaries and institutional divisions becomes increasingly valuable, relevant, and timely.
For the full schedule, list of papers, and speaker biographies, please visit our event page and RSVP via Facebook.