Akemi Nishida: "Interdependence and Mechanism of Respectability Politics: Desiring Toward Being Entangled in Messy Dependencies"

02/20/2018 - 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Kent Chemical Laboratory, Room 120

Comparative Human Development Colloquium Series

Title: "Interdependence and mechanism of respectability politics: Desiring toward being entangled in messy dependencies"
Date: February 20, 2018, 4:30 - 7pm
Location: Kent 120

Akemi Nishida uses research, education, and activism to investigate the ways in which ableism are exercised in relation to racism, cis-heteronormativity, xenophobia and other forms of social injustices. She also uses such methods to work towards cross-community solidarity for the liberation and celebration of community power. In her research and teaching, Nishida brings together disability studies, critical race theories, transnational feminist studies, and affect theory among others. Prior to joining Disability and Human Development and Women’s and Gender Studies departments at University of Illinois at Chicago as an assistant professor, Nishida earned her Ph.D. in Critical Social-Personality Psychology from the City University of New York.

There will be a reception at 4:30, with the talk starting at 5 pm.

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