Dana Powell (Appalachian State University), “Unsettling Exceptionality and Ruin: Native Presence in the Anthropocene” (Yale Agrarian Studies)

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Friday, February 7, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
230 Prospect Street (PROS230), 101 See map
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Powell has done ethnographic research in Chiapas, Mexico, in Beijing, China, and most extensively in the Navajo (Diné) Nation in the American Southwest, focusing on environmental movements around energy infrastructure. Her first book, Landscapes of Power: Politics of Energy in the Navajo Nation, will be published with Duke University Press in 2017. Powell has a long-term collaboration with scholars at the Diné Policy Institute with whom she is currently developing a new project, investigating the significance of the recent Standing Rock/Dakota Access Pipeline movement within Diné energy and infrastructure politics.