A major university and community event, the Annual Distinguished Lecturer program brings to campus a prominent humanities scholar whose work highlights the importance of humanities research.

While on campus, speakers discuss humanities trends and participate in informal sessions, allowing ASU colleagues and students to share related research interests.

2020 Distinguished Lecturer Kathryn Yusoff

Kathryn Yusoff is a professor of inhuman geography at Queen Mary University of London. She works on questions of subjectivity and materiality in the context of dynamic earth events. She has recently completed a book entitled "A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None" (University of Minnesota Press, 2018) that addresses the raciality of matter in the geologic grammars of the Anthropocene. Currently, she is finishing another book on “Geologic Life” about the politics of nonlife and the historical geologies of race.

Thank you for those that joined us for the 2020 Annual Distinguished Lecture; for those unable to join us, we've made the lecture available below.

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