Rock Colloquia Series - Beyond White Privilege: Geographies of White Supremacy and Settler Colonialism
Feb 16, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
|Where||133 Sparks Building, University Park, PA 16802|
|Contact Name||Karissa Rodgers|
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About the Talk
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Presented by Joshua F.J. Inwood, associate professor of geography and senior research associate in the Rock Ethics Institute
This presentation builds from scholarship on whiteness and white privilege to argue for an expanded focus that includes settler colonialism and white supremacy. Specifically, Dr. Inwood will argue that engaging with white supremacy and settler colonialism reveals the enduring social, economic, and political impacts of white supremacy as a materially grounded set of practices that continues to frame the making of space and place in the United States. As a result, he will situate white supremacy not as an artifact of history or as an extreme position, but rather as the foundation for the continuous unfolding of practices of race and racism within settler states. Finally, he will illustrate this framework through a recent example of a land dispute in the American West.
*Note: This event is not approved SARI@PSU participation credit.