Andrea Riley Mukavetz
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Dr. Andrea Riley Mukavetz is an Assistant Professor in the Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies Department at Grand Valley State University. She is the co-chair of the American Indian Caucus of NCTE/CCCC and organized and co-chaired the Cultural Rhetorics Conference (CRCON). Her research, which are contemporary models of multi-generational, Anishinaabek theory, can be found in CCC, SAIL, enculturation, Composition Studies, and Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization. Her book, You Better Go See Geri: An Odawa Elder's Life Story of Resilience and Recovery, is forthcoming from Oregon State University Press in Fall 2021.
Roundtable: Beyond the Land Acknowledgment: Decolonial Actions for the Watson Conference and the University of Louisville
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 3:30-5:15 PM EST
Description: What does a decolonial approach to conference design look like? This roundtable seeks to help planners of academic conferences generally (and the Watson conference specifically) consider concrete ways to support Indigenous people, communities, and nations and dismantle white supremacist structures. Native scholars from several different institutions will share their experiences with conference planning and other projects; native and settler scholars from the University of Louisville (UofL), assembled for the first time, will begin the conversation about actions and initiatives that UofL might take and that the Watson Conference could advance. As they offer their perspectives, presenters will draw on their expertise in archaeology, geography, leadership and organizational development, linguistics, linguistic anthropology, literary studies, rhetoric, and sociology.