CANCELED: Spring 2020 Colloq: scheduled event has been cancelled

MAR 13, 2020 | 4:15 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

WHEN:

March 13, 2020: 4:15 PM

CONTACT INFO:

212-817-8005

ADMISSION:

Free

SPONSOR:

Ph.D. Program in Anthropology

Description

*PLEASE NOTE THAT PER UNIVERSITY POLICY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

Christen Smith 
University of Texas (Austin)
 
“Violence, Gender, Space and Time: Police Violence and Blackness in the Americas” 

We tend to conceptualize racialized policing as a national (U.S.) issue that primarily impacts Black men. However, there is a transnational, biopolitical and necropolitical relationship between blackness and policing across the Americas, that not only leads to the killing of Black men, but also the killing of Black women. This discussion examines this relationship by thinking through the question of time/space. Through a comparative discussion of police violence against Black women in Brazil and the United States, the talk will explore how gender and race shape time/space, and how this gendering and racialization skew our perceptions of police violence.
 
*CO-SPONSORED BY AFRICANA STUDIES