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"Settler Colonialism's Hiroshima," A Talk by Iyko Day

Thursday, October 24, 2019
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Storrs Campus
Austin 216

This lecture explores the ways in which settler colonial racial capitalism designates Indigenous lands as non-sights of nuclear modernity, making them available for what Traci Brynne Voyles calls “wastelanding.”  These are sites that are deemed unproductive, backward, and peripheral to the technological superiority of the global north but are nevertheless mined for “resources.” Iyko Day is the author of Alien Capital: Asian Racialization and the Logic of Settler Colonial Capitalism (Duke UP)


Chris Vials,

American Studies (primary), English Department, UConn Master Calendar

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