Betty Booth Donohue
Dr. Betty Booth Donohue (Cherokee Nation) is an independent scholar who resides in Oklahoma. She is the author of Bradford's Indian Book: Being the True Roote & Rise of American Letters as Revealed by the Native Text Embedded in Of Plimoth Plantation. She has also published works on the Indigenous American Oral Tradition and on Nineteenth-Century Native Poetry. The focus of her work is the influence of Native American poetics on the formation of American literature.
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.