Explore the creative genre of Indigenous Futurism across different media including literature, music, and art that feature “Native-centered worlds liberated by the imagination.”
about the presenter
Grace L. Dillon is a professor in the Indigenous Nations Studies Program at Portland State University in Oregon, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on a range of interests including Native American and Indigenous studies, science fiction, Indigenous cinema, popular culture, race and social justice, and early modern literature. She is the editor of Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction (University of Arizona Press, 2012) and Hive of Dreams: Contemporary Science Fiction from the Pacific Northwest (Oregon State University Press, 2003).
Her work appears in diverse journals including The Journal of Science Fiction Film and Television; Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction; Extrapolation; The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts; The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television; Science Fiction Studies; and Renaissance Pape.
Free; RSVP requested.
Image: YOU CAN FEEL IT ALL OVER, 2015, Jeffrey Gibson, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians/Cherokee, b. 1972, repurposed punching bag, glass beads, artificial sinew, steel, 41 x 14 x 14 in., From the Collection of Teresa and Lorenzo Fertitta, image courtesy of Jeffrey Gibson Studio and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California, photo: Peter Mauney.