Informal Session: We will get over it when it is over: Race and Power in Oceania
Organizers: Daniel Hernandez and Paige West
In this informal session we will begin to examine the efficacy of critical race theory generated in and from the North American context for the analysis and understanding of the racial politics in Oceania and the endurance of various white supremacies in the region. Our session will address these questions: How does the literature on intersectionality translate to the Oceanic context and with Oceanic peoples on Turtle Island (considering the differences in concepts of self, other, persons, and things between regions)? How can critical race theory derived from work on Black and Latinx lives in the United States speak to the experiences of people in and from Oceania? How does the growing body of critical Indigenous Studies work generated from settler-colonial nations like Canada, The United States, and Australia inform our understanding of both decolonial possibilities beyond the ongoing colonial power relations in Oceania? How can the exchange of ideas across the intersections of Oceania and the American continents inform a Critical Oceanic theory?
Please e-mail both Daniel and Paige if you wish to participate.
Readings for session:
Daniel Hernandez, U of Auckland <email@example.com>;
Paige West, Columbia University <firstname.lastname@example.org>