CIDRAL Theory Intensive: Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui: Bolivian Indigenous Thought and Decolonial Praxis
|Starts:||12:00 13 Oct 2016|
|Ends:||14:00 13 Oct 2016|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
This event is part of CIDRAL's Winter 2016 programme, 'Possible Worlds'.
Molly Geidel (Lecturer in American Cultural History, University of Manchester) will be speaking about preeminent Bolivian intellectual Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui. Geidel has translated and collaborated with Rivera, and will discuss Rivera’s evolving historical and theoretical vision of decolonization, and her attempts to enact that vision through activism and collaborative creative ventures.
Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui is a sociologist and activist from La Paz, Bolivia. Her first and best-known book, Oppressed but Not Defeated, traced the long history of indigenous insurgency and autonomous movements in Bolivia. She is a founding member and past director of el THOA (Andean Oral History Workshop), and a winner of the Guggenheim Fellowship and numerous other prizes. An English translation of her selected and new essays is forthcoming from Seagull Press in 2017.
Readings for this Theory Intensive are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mym6asl9439cc0r/AAAPkiA49eeRMWNU7Qdd3OE_a?dl=0
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