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Institute of Inhumanities: a geoethical praxis for racialized times?

April 26, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM AZ Time

Join IHR Affiliate Faculty and Queen Mary University of London Professor of Inhuman Geography Kathryn Yusoff for a virtual seminar open to all ASU faculty, staff, and graduate students. 

In the context of the long colonial histories of geology as a praxis of social and earth brokerage, this seminar will collectively consider a geoethical praxis for racialized times. If the history of geophysics includes the transformation of the physical geography of the earth through indigenous land theft, mining, plantations, deforestation, and fluvial transformation, it is also the conjoined history of social geotrauma, of anti-black and brown gravities, carceral prison mines, urban architectures and subterranean subductions.

While the creation of physical geographic zones has also been marshalled to do border work and the bordering necropolitics of policing, through dehydration and environmental exposure. This workshop collectively asks: what would an environmental humanities look like that puts the question of racial dispossession at its center and builds a reparative geophysics and geopoethics from this place?


Participants are asked to come prepared for the workshop by reviewing the following readings:

  • David Marriott, "The Abyssal from Whither Fanon?" 
  • Natalie Diaz, "The First Water is the Body" in "Postcolonial Love Poems."
  • Kathryn Yusoff, "The Inhumanities, Annals of the American Association of Geographers."

Readings will be provided in advance to selected seminar participants.

Apply to participate

To be considered for one of the 20 available seats in this seminar, please email with subject “Institute of Inhumanities” by Sunday, April 18. In your email please include your name, position, affiliation in the university, and a brief statement (100 words or less) on how the topic fits with your research or interests. Faculty, staff, and graduate students may request a seat.

Applicants will be selected based on their ability to clearly demonstrate how their work intersects with any of the following: human and cultural geographies; environmental justice studies and humanities; critical theory; critical race studies; or any such relevant topics. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by April 21.

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