Rethinking Our Disciplines: Decolonial Theory and Praxis in Art, Film, and Media

Stanford University, Stanford, United States
19 May 2022

Rethinking Our Disciplines: Decolonial Theory and Praxis in Art, Film, and Media

Rethinking Our Disciplines invites you to a vigorous conversation about how decolonial frameworks can impact, challenge, and enrich current modes of scholarship, pedagogy, art practice, and university engagement.

Speakers include:

Laura Huertas Millán – visual artist and filmmaker, currently based in Paris, who mostly works in the genre of ethnofiction. Her works have been presented in various film festivals, including IFFR, Berlinale, and Locarno Film Festival.

Françoise Verges – antiracist and decolonial feminist activist. Co-founder of the French association, “Decolonize the Arts,” she has published extensively (her latest book is The Wombs of Women: Race, Capital, Feminism) and has worked with filmmakers and artists Isaac Julien, Yinka Shonibare, and Kader Attia, among others.

Yvette Mutumba – co-founder and editor-in-chief of the art magazine, Contemporary And (C&), a lecturer at the Institute of Art in Context, Berlin University of the Arts, and the curator at large of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum.

Kara Keeling – Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago and an expert on African American film, representations of race, sexuality, and gender in cinema, critical theory, and cultural studies. Keeling’s most recent monograph, Queer Times, Black Futures, was published in 2019 by New York University Press.

Liza Black – citizen of Cherokee Nation, Assistant Professor of History at Indiana University, Bloomington. She studies Native identity and how representation, labor, land dispossession, and gendered violence relate to the likelihood of danger and ongoing vanquishment of Native peoples. Her book, Picturing Indians: Native Americans in Film, 1941-1960, came out in 2020.

Please find additional details including the program here.

Rethinking Our Disciplines: Decolonial Theory and Praxis in Art, Film, and Media is supported by the Art and Art History Department with generous contributions from Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford Arts Institute, Stanford Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford Global Studies, Stanford Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Stanford Department of French and Italian, and the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages.


Thursday, May 19, 2022 : 3pm to 5pm PT