Space and Sovereignty Working Group

September 3, 2015

Space and Sovereignty Working Group

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This newly formed working group fosters interdisciplinary conversation on space and sovereignty. Our shared conceptual framework is the cross-disciplinary interest in how power is enacted, contested, and reconfigured in specific places, and how that specificity in turn expands humanistic understanding of sovereignty, biopower, and political ecology. This collaborative working group will foster intellectual community by meeting bi-weekly, alternating between works-in-progress workshops and discussions of recently published scholarship relating to space and sovereignty. It will also host four public lectures from visiting scholars over the course of two years (2015-2017). Along with the Ohio State University chapter of the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, we are co-sponsoring a public lecture in early April by Professor Kim TallBear, author of Native American DNA (University of Minnesota Press, 2013).

Bi-weekly meetings on Tuesdays, noon to 2pm, starting September 22nd.

Please contact co-conveners Juno Parrenas ( and Noah Tamarkin ( for more information.