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Living, Thinking, Being & Sensing Otherwise: A Conversation Between Rinaldo Walcott & Joseph M. Pierce

Renowned scholars Rinaldo Walcott and Joseph M. Pierce will explore the history and possibility of living, thinking, being, and sensing otherwise and discuss their bold visions for making and remaking worlds, past and present. Walcott is coeditor of the recent Duke University Press volume, "Borders, Human Itineraries, and All Our Relation," based on the inaugural York University Alchemy Lecture. Pierce's "A Manifesto for Speculative Relations" was presented at the 2023 Alchemy Lecture. REGISTRATION This event is free and open to the public. Please register since capacity is limited: https://duke.is/otherwise-talk The DocX Development Lab "Otherwise Histories, Otherwise Futures" supports artists, scholars and independent researchers. The fellowship is a space of ideation, reflection and community committed to imagining otherwise for self and world. https://duke.is/docx-fellows Rinaldo Walcott is Professor and the Carl V. Granger Chair in Africana and American Studies at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). He is the Chair of the Department of Africana and American Studies. He is a writer and critic. His research is in the area of Black Diaspora Cultural Studies, gender and sexuality with interests in nations, nationalisms, multiculturalism, policy and education broadly defined. As an interdisciplinary Black Studies scholar, Walcott has published in a wide range of venues on everything from literature to film, to theater to music to policy. His articles have appeared in scholarly journals, books, and popular venues like newspapers, magazines, and online media sources. He often comments on black cultural life on radio and TV. Joseph M. Pierce is Associate Professor in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature and the Inaugural Director of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Stony Brook University. He is the author of "Argentine Intimacies: Queer Kinship in an Age of Splendor, 1890-1910" (2019) and "Speculative Relations: Indigenous Worlding and Repair" (2025), co-editor of "Políticas del amor" (2018) as well as the 2021 special issue of GLQ, "Queer/Cuir Américas: Translation, Decoloniality, and the Incommensurable." His work has been published in Revista Hispánica Moderna, Critical Ethnic Studies, and Latin American Research Review. Along with S.J. Norman, he is cocurator of the performance series Knowledge of Wounds. He is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.

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Africa focus, Canada focus, Diversity/Inclusion, Featured, Humanities, Lecture/Talk, Social Sciences, South America focus, United States Focus