The Ph.D. Program in Anthropology invites you to attend our Fall 2020 Colloquium series.
Christen A. Smith University of Austin, Texas
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.
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