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CANCELED: [ENVS Lecture Series] Agrarianism, Race, and Settler Colonialism

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 12:00pm

Due to the COVID-19 situation, this event is canceled. For more details, please visit

Apr 9, 2020, 12 – 1pm EDT

Agriculture has been central to histories of U.S. racial and settler colonial dispossession. This talk introduces the U.S. settler vision of an agrarian democracy filled with virtuous "family farms," and address how attachments to this vision have underpinned efforts to reconstitute Native space in service of U.S. settler sovereignty. Dr. Ayazi will also discuss the reforms that came under the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act and how agriculture has been the site of anti-racist "worldmaking."

Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
City: Medford, MA 02155
BuildingCurtis Hall
Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
Location Details: Multipurpose Room
Event Type: Lectures & Seminars
Event sponsor (school, institute, center, etc.): School of Arts and Sciences
Event Contact: Sara Gomez
Event Sponsor: Environmental Studies
Open to Public: Yes