The Lives of Indigenous Women in a ‘Post-Racial’ and ‘Post-Feminist’ World

Professor Andrea Smith explores the realities and perceptions of white supremacy, patriarchy and colonialism as they play out in the lives of indigenous women in the United States.

Professor Andrea Smith teaches in the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California-Riverside. A longtime anti-violence and indigenous scholar and activist, Professor Smith is widely regarded a leading excerpt on the topic of violence against women of color.

Smith is the author of Native Americans and the Christian Right: The Gendered Politics of Unlikely Alliances (2008) and Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide (2005). She is also the editor of The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Nonprofit Industrial Complex (2009) and co-editor of The Color of Violence: The Incite! Anthology (2006). Smith currently serves as the U.S. coordinator for the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians and is a co-founder of Incite! Women of Color Against Violence, a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color. She recently completed a report for the United Nations on Indigenous Peoples and Boarding Schools.

On November 17, 2009, Professor Smith spoke for one full hour on “The Lives of Indigenous Women in a ‘Post-Racial’ and ‘Post-Feminist’ World” at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Posted on December 8, 2009, in Imperialism & Colonialism, Indigenous Struggles, Women's Liberation. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on The Lives of Indigenous Women in a ‘Post-Racial’ and ‘Post-Feminist’ World.

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