Spring 2019 Update

Poster for "Queering" Capitalism course
Poster for my Language Culture and Power course

In Spring 2019 at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, I am teaching an undergraduate course I designed in 2017-2018 with funds from the Steven J. Schochet Grant for Queer, Trans and Sexuality Studies called Economy, Culture, Critique: Queering Capitalism(s)! The course explores queer and trans approaches to economic anthropology and centers scholars and activists doing work on indigenous queer critique, racial capitalism, critical ethnic studies, (dis)ability and debility studies, and black critical theory (among others). In Summer 2019, I will teach the undergraduate anthropology course, Language, Culture, and Power (and finally get to teach some discourse analysis and linguistics!).

This month, I’m busy co-organizing a panel on (after)lives of imperialized islands with Aaron Hopes (Stanford) and an exciting roundtable on Critical Queer and Trans Economic Anthropology with Karen Z. Ho (University of Minnesota) for the 2019 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, November 20-24 in Vancouver, BC. The roundtable features Noelle Stout (NYU), Scott Laura Morgensen (Queen’s University), Karen Ho (UMN) and Kimberly Chong (LSE), among others. If you are interested in either panel please contact me and stay tuned for updates!

Finally, I’m so happy to announce that I have been awarded a Hella Mears Summer Fellowship for European Studies by the Center for German and European Studies (CGES) at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. This fellowship allows me to devote two months this summer to dissertation/book project writing and film editing. I am always, of course, looking for cool new digital, video, editing, and research projects so please contact me with your gigs and great ideas!

First Clips from Viking Futures Film and Research Project at #displace18 Virtual Conference

On April 20, 2018, the first clips from my forthcoming feature-length documentary, Viking Futuresappeared in a video presentation for the 2018 Biennial Society for Cultural Anthropology/Society for Visual Anthropology joint Virtual Conference. Nestled in the Displaced Futures: Sovereignty, Denial and Imagination panel I co-organized with Randi Irwin (Doctoral Candidate at The New School), my short video presentation "New Iceland Now" featured interviews with anti-corruption pro-immigration activists, young politicians and parliamentarians, feminist media-entrepreneurs, and noted anthropologist of Iceland, genetics and environment, Gísli Pálsson. Stay tuned for more trailers and teasers, Summer 2018!

Also, check out this radio interview I did called “What Can Women Do to Fight for Equal Pay”, on Iceland’s Equal Pay Law. I was interviewed by Lauren Gilger from KJZZ (National Public Radio affiliate, Arizona), and the show aired January 9, 2018.