A pre-circulated paper workshop by Mark Rifkin, excerpted from the forthcoming project, The Politics of Kinship: Race, Family, Governance.

Please email kimberlym@uchicago.edu to receive the paper in advance of the event.

Thursday, April 6, 2023, 4:00-5:30PM, with reception to follow, CSRPC Community Room, 5733 S University Ave, 1st Floor

Dr. Mark Rifkin is the Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at UNC Greensboro. Dr. Rifkin’s research primarily focuses on Native American writing and politics from the eighteenth century onward, exploring the ways that Indigenous peoples have negotiated U.S. racial and imperial formations. His work explores the roles of gender, sexuality, affect, and eroticism in those processes, addressing legal and administrative frameworks, textual representations, and forms of everyday experience.