Hosted by: National Association of Student Anthropologists
Of interest to: Practicing and Applied Anthropologists, Students
“We are not born women of color … we would need to become fluent in each others’ histories, to resist … comparison oppression. We would have to unlearn an impulse that allows mythologies about each other to replace knowing about one another. … We cannot afford to cease yearning for each others’ company.” – M. Jacqui Alexander, Pedagogies of Crossing: Meditations on Feminism, Sexual Politics, Memory and the Sacred
This event is an informal solidarity mentoring conversation for anthropology graduate students and recent PhD’s who have been minoritized through such marginalization processes as racialization and immigration. Its purpose is to create a safe space for these minoritized anthropologists to share their experiences as graduate students and exchange ideas about how to navigate through graduate training and academia. Following the insight from M. Jacqui Alexander and Chandra Mohanty, this conversation is also meant for solidarity building across color lines and borders and across the AAA sections. This event is open to all who identify as graduate students of color or recent PhDs of color.
This event is co-hosted by the National Association of Student Anthropologists, the Coalition of Anthropology Students of Color, and the Anthropology Students of Color Coalition.