Dr. Carrie Mott is an Assistant Professor in UofL's Department of Geography and Geosciences. Dr. Mott is a feminist political geographer, broadly interested in the ways that power is manifested in the spatiality of everyday life. Her current research projects include the historical geography of white supremacy and settler colonialism in the Yakima Valley (WA), the ways systemic racism occurs within city institutions in Louisville, KY, and the politics of knowledge production in Geography. She is also a devoted cat and plant lady.
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.