Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA), Lippitt House
Please join us on Friday, December 2 at 11:00am - 12:30pm for an informal seminar with Iyko Day, Associate Professor of English and Chair of the Program in Critical Social Thought at Mount Holyoke College. Her research focuses on the intersection of Asian racialization, Indigeneity, and settler colonialism in North America. Her book, Alien Capital: Asian Racialization and the Logic of Settler Colonial Capitalism (Duke University Press, 2016), retheorizes the history and logic of settler colonialism by examining its intersection with capitalism and the racialization of Asian immigrants in Canada and the United States. Through an analysis of Asian American and Asian Canadian literature and visual culture, she explores how the historical alignment of Asian bodies and labor with capital’s abstract and negative dimensions became one of settler colonialism's foundational and defining features.
RSVP: [email protected]. Lunch will be provided, and two short readingswill be distributed in advance of the seminar.
Book Talk with Iyko Day: "Alien Capital: Asian Racialization and the Logic of Settler Colonial Capitalism"
Friday, December 2, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
A CSREA Faculty Grant Event (Colleen Kim Daniher, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies).
Cosponsored by the Cogut Center for the Humanities, Department of American Studies, English Department, Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, and the Department of Modern Culture and Media.