Tao Leigh Goffe (Hunter College), “Guano Destinies: Emerson, Refuse, and Labor Refusal” (Americanist Colloquium)

Event time: 
Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 5:30pm
LC 319 (63 High St) See map
Event description: 
The Americanist Colloquium is pleased to invite you to our second event of the year with Professor Tao Leigh Goffe (Hunter College) on Thursday, October 26, from 5:30-7PM in LC 319. Professor Goffe will present on her forthcoming work, “Guano Destinies: Emerson, Refuse, and Labor Refusal,” followed by seminar-style discussion.
Bio: Professor Tao Leigh Goffe is a London-born, Black British award-winning writer, theorist, and interdisciplinary artist who grew up between the UK and New York. She is Associate Professor of literary history and cultural theory at Hunter College, City University of New York. Her first book, After Eden, frames the climate crisis as a racial crisis, and is forthcoming from Doubleday next year. It is described as “a hemispheric investigation of the Caribbean as both an idyll in the Western imagination and as a dark laboratory of Western experimentation.” Her second book, Black Capital, Chinese Debt: On the Racial and Economic Origins of the Plantation Debt Crisis and Modern Capitalism (1806-Present), is under contract with Duke University Press, and “investigates the power of Afro-Asian intimacies, tensions, and alternative informal economies from the nineteenth century to the present.”